Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Biggest Mail Merge Ever

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." (3 John 1: 2)
Yesterday this woman got on the bus and asked the driver how much the bus fare was. The driver said £1.20.

"How much is it for one stop?" the woman said.
"It's £1.20 whether you travel 1 stop, 5 stops or 20 stops. It's the one flat fare."

Travel is free for kids under 16. They are, however, required to carry proof of their IDs in case they look older.

This is how I see God's love which shines equally on everyone. He loves you whether you consider yourself to be saint or sinner. God doesn't play favourites.

My mother and I recently discussed an evangelist, we've both watched on religious television channels, called Peter Popoff. Mum said she didn't believe in the miracles people claim to have experienced after using his miracle spring water, which Popoff claims is a point of contact that activates the power of God to act in our lives. She said she has tried his water but it didn't work for her. I said it's because she doesn't have the belief. Mum said she also received a letter from Popoff which seemed very personal until her friend received an identical letter from Popoff. The only difference was their names and addresses. Mum was upset because she expected her letter to be personal and relate to her circumstances; she didn't expect it to be identical as her friend's.

"What do you expect, mum?" I said. "Do you expect God to treat you differently from other people? If God can heal others and create "miracles" in their lives, He can do the same for you. You only have to believe."

We tend to think of our needs as personal. We all have the same needs. We all want to love and be loved, be happy, prosperous, appreciated, enjoy life and be free. If God were to send letters to everyone it would be the same letter with different names and addresses; the biggest mail merge ever.

God is no respecter of persons.

With love,