Our Lord said, I am the Truth, and again He said, The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Truth therefore is not hard to find for the very reason that it is seeking us. Truth is not a thing for which we must search, but a Person to whom we must hearken. This is taught or taken for granted in the record of Gods dealings with men throughout the Sacred Scriptures. After the sin in Eden it was not Adam who cried O God, where art Thou? but God who cried Where art thou? as He sought for Adam among the trees of the Garden. Abraham heard God speak and responded, but it was God who was the aggressor. God appeared unto Jacob before Jacob came to appear before God. And in the burning bush God revealed Himself to Moses. Again and again did God take the initiative. He sought for Gideon and found him on the threshing floor of Ophrah. He showed Himself to Isaiah when there is no evidence that Isaiah was seeking Him. Before Jeremiah was born God laid His hand upon him, and He opened heaven to let the discouraged priest Ezekiel see a vision and hear a voice. Amos said he was not a prophet neither a prophets son, but the Lord took him as he followed the flock. Again God was the aggressor. In the New Testament things are not otherwise. True, multitudes came to Christ for physical help, but only rarely did one seek Him out to learn the truth; and even that rare one usually turned away when the truth was told him. The whole picture in the Gospels is one of a seeking Savior, not one of seeking men. The truth was hunting for those who would receive it, and relatively few did. Many are called, but few are chosen.
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
Order of the Resurrection
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ, all shall be made alive.
But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christs’s at His coming.
Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.
For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.
The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.
For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted.
Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
This is a story about a young man who came into life in circumstances that would in many instances, and in many parts of the world, have been a death warrant. A child that was born deformed in an area of the world where life is not that important and yet, with the help of loving people, God worked miracles. I, personally, did not know this story until I received an email about it. If you don’t know the story either, or even if you do, please take time to read it and watch the video which I will include the link to.
I have seen so many times in my life how God has worked to change people and in ways that seem impossible. He has done it in my own life. This and stories like this are examples of real love, the kind of love that is willing to give when there seems to be no hope or where some would see no reward.
For those who do not understand this, I can only say that the real reward is in the giving and that you will never know love, true love, until you have given everything of yourself, without expecting anything in return other that the joy of that giving. Please read the story and share it with others. God does wonderful things with broken pottery. God bless!
Some of you have probably already heard about this inspirational story. If not, I suggest watching the film clip as well. There is a blog link updating Baby Adam’s progress at the bottom of the article.
God’s Beauty: Deformed Baby Unites a Community
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Raja and Jessica Paulraj see beauty in their son Adam that many others can’t.
The baby boy’s story began September 18, 2011, at a Christian missionary hospital in India. Adam came into the world with no eyelids, no nose, no hands, legs fused together, and other deformities. But his brain, heart and lungs were just fine.
His birth parents decided it was best to either abandon or kill him. Raja and Jessica worked at the hospital.
“The uncle came and said, ‘We don’t want to take the baby home,’ Raja recalled. “And then the mother-in-law was like, ‘We don’t want to take the baby, and it’s a kind of shame for us to take him back.’”
“There is a sense that the relatives don’t want to take him home because I got a call from the village where the baby belongs to, and they’re telling that if they bring the baby back home, ‘We may poison him,’” he continued. Read the rest at CBN News
- God’s beauty: deformed baby unites community (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
- God’s beauty: deformed baby unites community (deaconforlife.blogspot.com)
Adam sinned once and transformed the world!
Everything you and I do, leaves it’s imprint on the world, however small or large, we make changes and influence those around us. What do those who see you see? If you believe in God, let them see Him in you, let His light shine. No matter what the world throws at you, in the end, you win because God wrote the book, and you are in it!