Thursday, May 5, 2011

natural law

It is odd, to find myself bossing my children to do something that ought to be pleasing to them.

Go play outside! It's a beautiful day!
Sit still and watch your movie!
Eat your ice cream!

It's not like it does me any good if they eat ice cream.  I bought it for them, and I would just like for them to enjoy it.  Do they really think they are doing me a favor by giving me an extra bit of freezer space?

It is also odd, receive that kind of bossing.  From God's Word, no less.  Here I am treated like the child that I am, and I too find myself commanded to do things that are good for me.

Rest!
Receive!
Rejoice!
Give thanks!

As human beings, we are good at turning gifts into duties.

What a crazy thing to do.

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