Today was a special day. A blessed day. The first item was a Christmas card from my brother's family. I see my sister-in-law's hand in the selection of this year's missive:
Our Faith in GodThe card was also inscribed with a Bible verse: “The LORD bless you and keep you...” (Numbers 6:24). An explanatory note says the quote is taken from the New International Version. The NIV? What is my Catholic sister-in-law doing with Protestant greeting cards? I am shocked.
and the love we share
with one another—
these are the things
that mean the most.
of all the things
I'm also just a bit amused that she thinks it's a good card to share with an unchurched family member.
The second item appeared in my e-mail. This was a holiday greeting from a cousin. She jammed my in-box with a huge message consisting of fifteen pictures of Jesus Christ (all of them kitschy, like the one below) and a “test,” which I promptly flunked:
I scored 100. I'm not ashamedYes, it's Jesus junk mail. Spam ten people you know with a chain letter for the greater glory of God. What greater love is there than the stuffing of one's mail box?
He is the only one that can save this country and they want him removed from the government. Our great nation will not stand if we delete HIM from all aspects of our government as the atheists want.
This is an easy test, you score 100 or zero. It's your choice. If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the directions.
Jesus said, “if you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.”
Not ashamed Pass this on . . . only if you mean it.
Yes, I do Love God.
He is my source of existence and Savior.
He keeps me functioning each and everyday.
Without Him, I will be nothing.
Without Him, I am nothing but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. Phil 4:13
This is the simplest test . . . If you Love God, and are not ashamed of all the marvelous things he has done for you. Send this to ten people.
Perhaps I should go shopping for some nice holiday greetings cards that feature atheism as a theme. Cheery unbelief to you, too!