|APR, Sadie, and Rumsfeld|
The reason Paul had the thorn in his side was because it was to keep him humble. What if the trials and tribulations some of us go through as Christians is not "breaking" but that old thorn in the side?
What if the biggest hang-ups in our lives - via unanswered prayer - are those thorns?
I am reading the most incredible book on the role of women and the church.
Christ told the male that he was to protect and cherish his wife as Christ did the church - in other words, die for her, be tortured for her, give everything for her....
That works for me.
What is so wonderful about my father, he may not know if he is to go to church tomorrow, but he is still firing on all thrusters with his faith. He looked at me.... "And you think that is a revelation...any man who is married knows that the wife comes first, no matter what..." It was said a bit sarcastically, with just a bit of that humor he still has.
This week I have noticed that APR is quite with it when it comes to matters of faith. The other day I was talking to him on the phone. MD asked if I would talk to him. He was having a "bad" day. She wanted to see if I noticed if he was comprehending as badly as she thought he was. Got on the phone, had a fantastic visit about the Lord. He came up with a line that surprised and shocked me. I want to use it as a title for a book. "You know, the Devil is deceptive."
What a book title!
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