Two workers opened up their lunch boxes and one said, "Not baloney again! I can't believe it. I hate baloney." The other said, "Why don't you just ask your wife to make something different?" He replied, "I don't have a wife. I made these myself."
A lot of the baloney in our lives we put there ourselves. We despise what it does to us. We wish things were different. The consequences of our choices are killing us, yet we keep on making the same old choices. Jesus was all about people having the chance to start over. He was about coming back to God and making new choices and getting different results. Jesus said, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My load is light" (Matthew 11:28-30). Jesus implores us, He tells us what sin does to us, to families, to countries, to our world, yet in selfishness we choose what for the moment brings us pleasure, instead of the benefits of a life based on the bedrock truth of the ages. We are even deceived by the momentary pleasure we receive, thinking all is well, when in truth we are grasping for straws, and will soon find that none but Jesus can fill the void in our life.
One of the greatest and most powerful gifts that God has given us is the power of choice. You can begin again. You can come home. When the prodigal son "came to his senses" he said, "I will get up and go to my father" (Luke 15:17-18). What a wise, simple and powerful choice. It changed everything.
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Church News: Sunday morning Bible class continues with a study of the book of Hebrews at 10:00 a.m. - On Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (May 5) - We will begin a Old Testament Survey - Thirteen lessons. - Also on Friday mornings at 6:30 a.m. at the Blanco Church of Christ fellowship hall we have readings from the Gospels and prayer. Donuts and coffee served. - VBS will be June 7-9, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.