Friday, July 22, 2005

Who am I?

Who am I, God, that you would choose to shower me with your blessings?

Who am I, that you would choose to forgive me despite the magnitude and sheer number of my sins?

Who am I, that I should even deserve to live and dwell in your love?

Who am I, that I should grumble and complain each time trials come my way or forget about you Lord, when life becomes so enjoyable?

Who am I to look upon another man and think of myself better than him?

I am only a man.

But yet you have adopted me into your house, Lord.

A story (got it from somewhere)
A battleship had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days. Visibility was poor because the fog was thick and patchy, so the captain of the ship remained on the bridge. Shortly after dark the ship's lookout reported seeing a light in the direction of the starboard bow. "Is it steady or moving astern?" asked the captain. "Steady, Captain," came the reply.
After further watch the captain knew that they were on a collision course with this other ship, so he called out to the signalman, "Signal that ship: We are on a collision course. Advise you change course 20 degrees." The signal was sent, and immediately one was returned. "Advisable for you to change course 20 degrees," was the reply. The captain quickly had another signal sent. "I am a captain. Change course 20 degrees." Once again a response came quickly. "I am a seaman second class. You had better change course 20 degrees." By this time the captain was furious, and he barked another signal. "I am a battleship. Change your course!" Back came a simple message. "I am a lighthouse."
Needless to say, the captain changed his course. Some things in life are constant and unchanging. They are the beacons that guide us throughout life. God's faithfulness is like that. We can bark and complain all we want, but in the end, we are the ones who will have to adjust our course.

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