Far far too many names to mention insofar as wishing greetings, you know who you are. What a network of believers found on WP; rock solid in the mind, goodwill in the heart, and passionate in the soul regarding life in general, and the things of God in particular.
And to the unbeliever, atheist, or fencesitters who have frequented this site, and who have lost every argument as to the truth of scripture and the provable existence of God, thank you too.
You have made my (and many others) faith stronger. We have examined the claims of godlessness and false science, and have understood that the slight difference which cannot be bridged between man and monkey via biology, is as far as east is from west, impossible to bridge, and is utterly incapable of a man being a monkey’s uncle. Of course.
In short, like the good lady on the phone hearing your ‘claim’ about a faulty product, your claim has been denied. Your refund is rejected, as you have simply used the product wrong; you have not read the directions. The user of life is barking up the wrong tree.
To those who cry for ‘more proof!’ wake up, as life itself is your proof. Gold and coal, leather and wood, blood and water, ant and aardvark, turtle and rabbit, eagle and egret, swan and rat, bat and owl, male and female, hot and cold, reaping and sowing, man and woman, living and dying, all testify to the sole Giver of life, as well as the ability to differentiate between sense and nonsense. Which reminds me.
Gold, coal, and wood. Put these babies in a furnace and see what remains. These three, and the greatest of these is gold…………unless……you are freezing, and the wood is golden as it heats you, while the gold is useless. So yeah, imagine an accidental creation where the heat rejects the ‘seeds of wood,’ whereby the earth is left with only gold to eat like Cheerios. But what heat? I degrasse, oops, I mean digress. Sense or nonsense…
Yep, God made man and woman, male and female created He them, and oh yeah, horses of different colors. Gotta love God’s design. A woman with ten thousand babies in a ward will walk straight to her offspring by hearing the coo, or the smell of her own flesh and blood. Nonsense?
Wait, I thought this was a well wish, and here it is a sermon on conscience and the Creator. That’s right, Conscience, that intangible which knows God is, and that His word is good, very good even, more solid than gold, and a thousand times as valuable. But if unbelief was a food, then its disciples would die of starvation that can never feed the hungry.
But life on earth? Yes, God reaching low, condescending to a place which neither knows Him nor wants Him. Quite the affrontery. But He came and was refused by His own, yet received happily by the hungry. So as we enjoy eats and treats, let’s consider what really and lastingly satiates.
That fulness of time was, is, and ever shall be. Blessed be He that cometh in the name of the Lord. Emmanuel. God with us. Therefore, God bless us, each and every one. As He has.
And oh yeah, it’s December, but the very best of years end to you, as the minutes, hours, days, weeks, and months, are all extended courtesies of He who created time.
Go ahead and toast the holiday spirit, because its all about good news doncha know.