Monday, April 15, 2013

that's not fair!

"Prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed... just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do..." 1 Peter 1:13,15

The entire class missed half their recess because 3 students count not stop talking.  The others were quick to moan... that's not fair!  And it wasn't. When fairness is an issue, a quick glance upwards helps put life into prospective.  

How fair was Jesus' life? The insults, the threats, the belittling, the accusations, the whipping, His Death? The next time an unfair decision, an unfair statement, an unfair action, an unfair relationship slaps us in the face, may we remember how Jesus handled His... Father, forgive them, for they know  not what they do.

God is concerned with our holiness, not our happiness.  Everything we experience is for the purpose of working something in us, or out of us... love, forgiveness, patience, compassion, giving, selfishness, pride, humbleness, etc.

Father, help me not to focus on unfairness in life, but on Your grace and mercy instead.  Only then will i be blanketed in Your Peace.

have a thank-filled day!

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