Thursday, December 17, 2009

Double Standard?

These people are a little controversial right now. That is probably the most stupid thing I have said all year.

Before I get started let me say this. I am a child of a broken home. I was a little boy when unfaithfulness crept into my family, so I know that pain and the lifelong issues that comes with a moment of weakness.

The fact is we are just like Tiger.....Don't freak out! Go to your happy place and keep reading.

Isaiah. 54:5 "Your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name."

Ezekiel 16:8 "Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine."

I love that.

So marriage is just a mirror of God's covenant with his people. Something that HE created not something we did. How are "we" his people, doing with that relationship? Just look around. I am not sure "we" ever take it seriously until something tragic happens, or we want something we think completes us. The truth is God never takes it lightly. That is TRUTH!

I don't know Tiger's relationship with God. If he doesn't have one I pray that God reveals himself to him. That he comforts his family, his wife, his children. That his face shines upon him. That the people who follow Christ don't pile on. We know better. Don't we?

Somethings I do know.

I know that Tiger is just a man.

I know that sin is sin. Let me expand this. While adultery might be a deal breaker for you, we all fail in some aspect of our marriage. Either to our Maker or to our spouse. Thankfully we don't get the prioritize them. I mean we love to do it, but in fact judgment is not ours to give.
"How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?" (Matthew 7:4).

I know that our hearts are wicked. (Proverbs 4:19).

I know that no one is righteous, not even one. (Romans 3:10).

I know who the author of forgiveness is. (Ephesians 1:7).

I know that his grace abounds. (2 Timothy 1:9).

I know this makes me convicted.

So he who is without sin, cast the first stone, and thank God that he doesn't turn his back on you at your moment of weakness like the world has Tiger.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bethlehem, Texas....huh?

We loaded last up last Saturday to head to Waxahachie to witness for ourselves the recreation of the town of Bethlehem. It was cold!

Ryan's visit.

I don't' even need to explain......