Monday, 11 January 2016

Dr. Seuss' Prolife Lesson?

Dr. Seuss books are a lot of fun to read.  My favorite is `Horton Hears a Who’.  The cartoon of this classic is superb.    What is particularly striking about this story is how it accurately portrays the prolife struggle to protect the unborn.  Within the storyline we see a friendly elephant, named Horton, make a profound discovery.  He picks a flower and is about to discard it when he hears a voice emanating from it.  No, the flower is not talking, but there exists life upon it that is.  A tiny person called a `Who' lives on the flower.  The Who is too small to be seen by the unaided eye.  In fact, there is an entire city of Whos inhabiting the flower.  They are defenseless and if discarded would likely perish.  Horton is amazed that such tiny beings inhabit the flower and shares his discovery and its implications with his friends.  He wishes to protect the Whos.  This is a profound finding: one that signifies a parting from the previous status quo of his society, to a new obligation to protect the previously unknown Whos.  It makes the viewer wonder how many other flowers have Who cities:  With Who fathers, Who mothers, and Who children inhabiting them.  And how many Whos had been unknowingly eradicated by ignorance.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Listen ... I bring Good News

Whether you're broken or whole, this video is balm for your soul.

See a child enjoy life with her Creator:  a life abundant and a life of joy.  Yet, as she grows older a myriad of influences intercepts this relationship and interferes with it.  We see her lured away by the world and seeking to belong in it.  Amorous men, the allure of mammon, frivolous parties, popularity, drunkenness and addiction ... empty living.  Her self worth was shaped by her Creator's perception:  she was beautiful. Now lost, her worth is defined by the depraved world around her ... she doesn't know how important she is anymore, she feels worthless, empty, alone. 

But watch the Father, the Son, the Husband call for her.  He loves her oh-so dearly.  If only she would return to Him, He would give her joy.  Broken, despondent, suicidal, the dominoes are in place and the evil one comes - the man-in-black - the father of lies - and schemes to kill the Master's beloved creation.  "You are worthless" he/it tells her.  Two narratives are presented in her life: one from the giver of Truth, and the other from the father or lies.  Seek the Truth and it will set you free.

Cast all your anxiety on Him, for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7 NIV)

Strive for the Father and He will strive for you.  Call Him, seek Him, demand Him in your life.  He is all that matters.  A treasure of endless worth.

What joy to see her return to her first Love, her true Love, her only Love.  She claws and fights to return to Him, while the world claws and fights to stop her ... and suddenly, by turning to Jesus, she is blanketed by His impenetrable embrace and finds peace - true ... lasting ... joyous ... peace.  She is loved and remembers she is beautiful:  a child of God in her heavenly Father's embrace.  Praise God!!

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Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (NLT: Matthew 11:28)

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