Saturday, 25 February 2017

Laugh it off: Do not put God to test!

Once a young man was eager to understand the reality of Gods goodness and might. He went to church one day and during the sermon, the minister started talking about how we can surmount every evil and earthly powers through the power of God in the scriptures. Many bible verses were quoted but the ones that touched the young man most were Isaiah 43:1 and 2 ("Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze"), Psalm 23:4 (even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall not fear...), Luke 10:19 (I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you), also remembering Daniels ordeal in the Lions den (Daniel 6:16-24)   and many others. After the service, he went home filled with strength and assumingly great faith and trust in God. During the night he decided to practice his faith. He went in for a three days fasting and prayer with some other bible verses.

Now this young man lived some miles not far away from the zoo. he is one the zoo keeper. during his three days fasting and prayer, he also let the animals fast with him among whom were some wild tigers. After his fasting and prayers, he fortified himself with some strong and faith lifting bible verses like those above then went to work. At work he then tried his faith. He went into the hungry Lion's cage, bearing in mind some scriptural verses, especially Lk.10:19, but before he could say Go...(God) what remained was his bones. 

God still cares for us but we should not put God to test!