Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hanging Out With Turkeys

There's a saying that you can't fly like an eagle if you hang out with turkeys.  So do we dump the turkeys in our lives? If we keep them, what happens to us?  What is a turkey aka loser?

Let's say that even though it takes just one sin to separate us from God and all have sinned (so we're all turkeys) that the biggest loser is he who sins the most.  Yet he or she who sins the most is forgiven the most and comes out the most grateful to Christ.

"Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven - for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little." Luke 7:47

Perhaps the the biggest sinners, once they repent, are really the winners because they are the most grateful.

Christ said he didn't come for the wise (in their own eyes) but for the weak who knew we were sick.  Maybe we're all losers, just some of us know it and some of us don't. When we are weak He is strong.

The Bible is full of stories of people who were weak but were strong because God was with them:  "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

If the "losers" in my life are just those who acknowledge their brokenness, their weakness and their need for Christ just to get through the day, then aren't these the very "turkeys" I should be hanging out with? Turkeys turned into eagles by God's grace and power.


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Gerardine Baugh

daega99 said...

Lovely post - thanks!