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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Starting Over

Pearls and Dreams

I posted this to a response on Jasper's blog. I wanted to post it here just cause ... I think it really has an important thing to say.

Starting over is very hard, if it was easy, everyone would do it without hesitation. If it was easy, the Bible wouldn't be full of people who had to start over. God had to give us example after example after example of people who started over.

Adam and Eve had to start over after the Garden.
Moses had to start over after he slayed the Egyptian.
Moses had to start over when God called him back to free his people from slavery.
Abraham had to start over in a new land.
Abraham had to start over being a father after decades.
Abraham had to start over after messing up and having ason through his wife's handmaiden.
Ruth & Naomi had to start over after their husband's died.
Job had to start over after he lost everything.
David had to start over after he'd been a simple shephard boy.
David had to start over when he was being chased by King Saul.
David had to start over again when he became King.
Jonah had to start over after being eaten by a whale.
Jesus had to start over because Adam and Eve had to start over in the Garden (I have very wide logic in that one, email me if you want me to explain that one)
The Deciples had to start over after their Lord was crucified.
Paul had to start over after he'd been persecuting the Christians.
Paul had to start over after he'd been in prison.
Paul had to start over after he'd been in prison.
Paul had to ..ok, you get that point.

We look at starting over and we all know everyone has to start over and that God understands it ...but do we really know that GOD UNDERSTANDS IT!!????????
So much so that he filled his Word to us showing us example after example after example of people who are starting over time and time and time again?

One thing remains constant in all those start overs ...God remains the same. His love for us is first last and always.
His mercy is new every morning ... for every new start, his mercy is there.

4 comments:

  1. This is a very nice post, thank you. - woody

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  2. This is a great post........very uplifting. Like the way you end it

    "God remains the same. His love for us is first last and always. His mercy is new every morning ... for every new start, his mercy is there."

    I'm intrigued..what is the logic behind Jesus and Adam & Eve.

    DM

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  3. Greetings from Cowboy town. I found you over on Woody's site. Enjoyed your post today.

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  4. Jesus, the son of God, in heaven, had to come to earth as God in mans form to sacrifice his life for us because of the origignal sin commited by Adam and Eve.

    So .. in a sense, Jesus had to start over as a man, because of Adam and Eve's sin ... told ya it was a wide logic. ;)

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