I came across this wonderful poem sent to me by a friend and written by Maya Angelou. I think it provides a nice reminder that when we claim to be a “Christian,” it does not mean we are claiming to be superior to others or to have attained some kind of perfection, but rather that we are forgiven and now instead of trying to lead ourselves, we allow Christ to lead us.
I came across an interesting question by a member of a forum I frequent related to the community I live in. They asked the question, “Why is God so different in both testaments? (Bible – Old and New)” They provided no other details as to what they were referring to, however I’d make a pretty good that guess that they were comparing the differences between God’s grace and God’s wrath.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” – Mat 16:24. How often we complain about the cross we bear but don’t realize it is preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we cannot.