Sally relates a story she experienced in a class, given by her teacher, Dr Smith.
She says, "Dr Smith was well known for his elaborate object lessons."
One particular day, she arrived at the school and knew they would be in for a "fun" day. On the wall was a big target, and on a nearby table were lots of darts.
Dr Smith then told them to draw a picture of some one they disliked, or someone who had made them very angry, and he would allow them to throw darts at the picture.
Sally girlfriend drew a picture of a friend who had stolen her boy friend. Another one drew a picture of a little brother.....Sally drew a picture of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing....even putting dimples on her face.
She was very pleased with the likeness.
The class then lined up, and began throwing darts at the pictures with much hilarity and laughter. Some of the students were throwing the darts with such force it ripped the picture to shreds.
Sally looked forward to her turn, but before she could have a go, Dr Smith, because of the time limit, asked the students to go back to their seats.
Sally was very disappointed, and, as she sat thinking about how angry she was because she did not get her turn, at throwing the darts, Dr Smith began removing the targets from the wall.
Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus!
The room fell silent...as each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus!
Holes and jagged marks covered his face and his eyes were pierced.
Dr Smith said only these words....
"For as much as you did it to one of these....you did it unto me!" Mathew 25 v 40
No other words were necessary!
Tears welled up in the eyes of each student, focused only on the picture of Christ!
YES.....I do love God....
without Him I am nothing
He is my source of existence.... my Saviour....
He keeps me functioning each and every day....without him I am nothing...
Bless you all, as we enter a whole new Year with Christ our Saviour...