GAMES

As Christians we often think that because we are not feeling great that we should feel guilty about feeling bad. That sounds a little strange to feel guilty about feeling bad. Maybe we ought feel bad occasionally, let me share a few thoughts that are on my mind.

Johnny Mathis has a current song that expresses many of my thoughts. It is called “I’m Coming Home”. This song is about a young man wanting someone to meet him because he’s coming home. He has had more than he can stand of others destroying his dreams, picking his brains until it is clean, and knocking him down every time he gets up. “Have someone meet me. I am coming home” he says.

This young man never got the chance to prove himself, even though he tried to play the world’s game. He says “Using people just ain’t my thing and I won’t dangle from ant string to please some fool I don’t care about.”

We live in a world that is full of game playing people. Everybody expects us to play the game of life too, but what happens to us when we don’t? What happens when we don’t dangle on the string and do things the way people expect us to do? Usually the world doesn’t accept us. We just don’t make it.

It will be a great day when we can go home to God and not have to worry about playing the world’s games. Christ has promised us that there is a better world and that he has gone to prepare it. He told us “and when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” John 14:18

Christ is coming again! Let us rejoice! For although the game of life go on here, he is with us always, even unto the end of the world. Life’s games will soon end, and then life will really begin.

By: Dan Huffaker
12/17/1973

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