Monday, April 16, 2007

What About Me (03-25-07)

I have seen many of you get stuck with the various forms of the question. What I had hoped to distill down to you through the heat of my trial is that this question is a fool’s question. Christ is a contemporary to all of us. The dove of the Holy Spirit descended upon Him at His baptism and remains with Him. He is not dead, been resurrected into life and is as present with us as He was with the apostles. Zacharias, John the Baptist’s father, heard from God that in his old age He and His wife would bare a son. He knew of Abraham and Sarah but He did not believe the same God relevant to himself and his identical circumstance. Each man has a private contract with his creator. The terms and conditions of mine are not your knowledge. What we do have in common is the party we’ve contracted with is the righteous, covenant keeping, God. In this each of us can benefit from our revelations of this party to each other. I do not choose to be like Zacharias. I choose to see Christ my contemporary actively participating in our private contract. I view Him as the changeless party whose covenants and promises are not antiquated but relevant and present as terms and conditions of our private contract. Zacharias’ “what about me” mistake left him muted, a man without a voice. If you are still focused on the “me” of that question your voice is muted to any relevance. Christ created a new world, new men, in His new creation. It is a world of “What about Christ.” John the Baptist new this better than his father and his voice was never muted. It was always relevant. Sure the Dorean experience is difficult but our voice is not muted and will always remain relevant. Truth guided by the Holy Spirit is and always will remain relevant. “What about me” idiots are swallowed up by the me view of their circumstance. Christ is always above them, in control of them, and strengthening you to plow through them. John knew his destiny as one calling out in the wilderness and we can be just as assured in our wilderness that the Christ we profess is the Messiah, savior, contemporary, present, and powerful. With this truth there is never a need to shrink back. Amen!

3 comments:

mogel said...

Actual letter from an Iowa resident
and sent to his
>senator)
> > >
> > > The Honorable Tom Harkin
> > > 731 Hart Senate Office Building
> > > Phone (202) 224 3254
> > > Washington DC , 20510
> > >
> > > Dear Senator Harkin,
> > >
> > > As a native Iowan and excellent
customer of the Internal
> >Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your
assistance. I have
>contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an
effort to determine the process
> >for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me
to you.
> > >
> > > My primary reason for wishing to
change my status from
> >U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill
which was recently passed
>by the Senate and for which you voted. If my
understanding of this bill's
> >provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has
been in the United
> >States for five years, all I need to do to become a
citizen is to pay a
> >$2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last
five years. I know a
> >good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get
the process started
>before everyone figures it out.
> > > Simply put, those of us who have
been here legally have
> >had to pay taxes every year so I'm excited about
the prospect of avoiding two
> >years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine.
Is there any way
>that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This
would yield an excellent
> >result for me and my family because we paid heavy
taxes in 2004 and 2005.
Additionally, as an illegal alien I could
begin using
>the local emergency room as my primary health care
provider. Once I have
> >stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my
accountant figures I could
>save almost $10,000 a year.
Another benefit in gaining illegal status
would be that
>my daughter would receive preferential treatment
relative to her law school
> >applications, as well as "in-state" tuition rates
for many colleges
> >throughout the United States for my son.
Lastly, I understand that illegal status
would relieve
>me of the burden of renewing my driver's license and
making those burdensome
>car insurance premiums. This is very important to me
given that I still have
> >college age children driving my car.
If you would provide me with an outline of
the process
>to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and
copies of the necessary
> >forms, I would be most appreciative.
Thank you for your assistance.
Your Loyal Constituent,
Donald Ruppert
Burlington , IA
> > >
> > > Get your Forms (NOW)!!
> > >
> > > Call your Internal Revenue Service
1-800-289-1040.
> > >
> > > Please pass this onto your friends so
they can save on this
> >great offer!!!!

mogel said...

More signs of the times. Mortgage defaults in California near decade high:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/
20070416/us_nm/usa_subprime_
californiadefaults_dc

habakkuk said...

Hmmmm, I wonder why we're seeing all these articles and stories on the news about stricter gun control laws only hours after the Virginia Tech incident????

33 people killed??? Hmmmmmm