Thursday, March 08, 2007

Created to Love by Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

I subscribe to a daily e-votional written by a pastor from Washington State named Cecil A. Thompson. He actually pastors a church which a couple of my high school friends attended for awhile. The other day the e-votional I received from him really spoke to me so I wanted to share it with my blog friends, with his permission of course! If you are interested in subscribing to this daily e-votional (called Blessings from the Heart) I've included the subscription information below.


March 8, 2007
Pastor Cecil A. Thompson

Colossians 1:15-17
"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together."

The battle lines have been drawn and the Creation vs. Evolution debate has raged for years. It is no surprise that those who deny Christ, the Bible and the concept of God, are on the side of evolution. Even as every discovery in science has confirmed creation and disproved evolution, they continue to hold their mistaken position.

They are forced into this position, since to accept the creation account, they would be forced to admit there is a God, that the Bible is true, and that they need to accept the Lord into their life. How interesting to discover that a vast number of professed atheists and evolutionists, when they came to the last few moments of their life, cried out to the very God they had denied, to save them.

I will not get started on my proofs for creation as opposed to evolution - - - at least not today! I do want to share with you a thought provoking poem which was sent to me several years ago.


"They’d like for us to believe that//Mere matter in various forms
Combined in coincident order//Like particles driven by storms.

For millions and millions of ages//Without any reason or rhyme,
Those random events replicated//Until after eons of time.

Some cells became interconnected//Then life in its simplest occurred--
That even without a director/This process was never deterred.

They try to convince us that thousands//Of changes were forced to be made;
Adjustments then deemed as advancing//Yeah right-- only those made the grade.

The odds of the oddest occurrence//Were met during millions of years;
Each chance was allowed its own trial//And bested the best of its peers.
At some point some brain cells developed//They must have or none would survive;
Except for the strong or the many//Whose numbers kept species alive.

The dinosaurs perished as nature//Reached out for the best that evolved,
And unlike the previous failures//With brains all the problems were solved.

And then the intelligent triumphed//The smartest and best beat the rest;
The cave men lost out in the ice age//As men of our ilk passed the test.

The process continued for ages//Excluding the weak and the slow--
Each century ever evolving//Expanding man’s mental plateau.

If so, how does “Love” keep existing//When only the fittest survive?
It’s such an unselfish emotion//What accident kept Love alive?

You’d think that the first time a mother//Paused briefly to wait for her child,
That both of them would have been trampled//The case for extinction thus filed.

If only the fittest move forward//(Their sons lying cold in the dust)
The human race would have been stymied//That thought churns up utter disgust!

For Love took the lowest position//Though meek, science still can’t defy.
So, what fact negates evolution?//God does it, with Love that won't die."


May we live each day with love filling our heart and life. Love that originated with God was made perfect in His Son, given to us through the sacrifice of Jesus and empowering us by the Holy Spirit.

Blessings dear hearts. Walk with God today, trust Him completely, and be a blessing.
- - - Pastor Cecil
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