Today's food for thought are both serious and humorous. The former deals with the simple thought-provoking preposition "What if" and can give us all cause to plan better; the latter is a light-hearted look at "What is a mother to do with you" from biblical times with the top ten replies, ala David Letterman's Top Ten List-style. Both were submitted by EJB via e-mail.
GOD couldn't take the time to bless us today because
we couldn't take the time to thank Him yesterday?
GOD decided to stop leading us tomorrow because
we didn't follow Him today?
we never saw another flower bloom because
we grumbled when GOD sent the rain?
GOD didn't walk with us today because
we failed to recognize it as His day?
GOD took away the Bible tomorrow because
we would not read it today?
GOD took away His message because
we failed to listen to the messenger?
GOD didn't send His only begotten Son because
He wanted us to be prepared to pay the price for sin.
the door of the church was closed because
we did not open the door of our heart?
GOD stopped loving and caring for us because
we failed to love and care for others?
GOD would not hear us today because
we would not listen to Him yesterday?
GOD answered our prayers the way
we answer His call to service?
GOD met our needs the way
we give Him our lives???
What's a mother to do? or
Top Ten favorite expressions of frustration by Biblical Mothers
10. Samson! Get your hand out of that lion.
You don't know where it's been! (Judges 14:5-8)
9. David! I told you not to play in the house with
that slingshot! Go practice your harp.
We pay good money for those lessons!
8. Abraham! Stop wandering around the countryside
and get home for supper!
7. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego!
clothes outside, you smell like a dirty ol' furnace!
6. Cain! Get off your brother!
You're going to
kill him some day!
5. Noah! No, you can't keep them!
I told you, don't
bring home any more strays!
4. Gideon! Have you been hiding in that wine press
Look at your clothes! (Judges 6:11)
3. James and John! No more burping contests at the
dinner table, please.
People are going to call you the
sons of thunder! (Mark 3:17)
2. Judas! Have you been in my purse again?!
...and finally, the number one reply:
1. Jesus! Close that door!
You think you were born in a barn?