Rest

I confess, I’m a control freak and a perfectionist. Just ask my filmmaking buddies Tom and Marco. I don’t usually let things go very easily.

Today I had a head-on collision with my pride. I thought I had a vision, but more likely I was just hungry for control. I generally look at myself and think I’m smart. Really? I like thinking that I have a lot that I can offer. But maybe I’m not so interested in tasks as I am in the glory involved. Really? I hadn’t realized…

Take a look at the ending of the Parable of the Good Samaritan:

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

(Luke 10:36-37)

Last year I heard a sermon preached on this parable, making me think about it in a new way. In a nutshell, Christ is the Good Samaritan, the rejected outsider, while we are the man in the ditch.

We are the man in the ditch.

With all my weakness, do I really want control?

I would have liked writing more (with better quality), but I’m pretty sure my brain is already done for the day (considering it’s midnight).

-Abram H.

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. -Psalm 62:5

Parental Guidance

Hey All!
It’s been a long time since a post has been made but I wanted to share a passage I read in my devotions a few weeks ago.
My son, be wise and make my heart glad that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
Proverbs 27:11

I am going to keep things short here (mostly cause I am in a rush) but this verse basically means, it is ok to talk to your parents. They really just want to protect you instead of make your life “horrible” or however you see it. I personally am in a pretty good relationship with mine so we trust each other fairly well and I can say right now that it is pretty great to know you’ve got each others backs. So if you have something you feel like your parents should know, just talk to them about it. You will be surprised how much they will trust you down the road.

Just a little something to think about!

-Caleb