Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings


Thursday, May 12, 2005


  My lawyer.


I know a lot of you have probably read this before, but I like it and I feel it needs repeating.


After living what I felt was a "decent" life, my time on earth came to the end.

The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what I thought to be a court house.


The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defense table.

As I looked around I saw the "prosecutor." He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen.

I sat down and looked to my left and there sat My Attorney, a kind and gentle looking man whose appearance seemed so familiar to me, I felt I knew Him.


The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full flowing robes. He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room I couldn't take my eyes off of Him. As He took His seat behind the bench, He said, "Let us begin."

The prosecutor rose and said, "My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this man belongs in hell." He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, and in the past when I cheated others. Satan told of other horrible perversions that were once in my life and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank. I was so embarrassed that I couldn't look at anyone, even my own Attorney, as the Devil told of sins that even I had completely forgotten about. As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I was equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not offering any form of defense at all. I know I had been guilty of those things, but I had done some good in my life - couldn't hat at least equal out part of the harm I'd done? Satan finished with a fury and said, "This man belongs in hell, he is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person who can prove otherwise."

When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench. The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan, and beckoned Him to come forward.
As He got up and started walking, I was able to see Him in His full splendor and majesty.
I realized why He seemed so familiar; this was Jesus representing me, my Lord and my Savior.

He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, "Hi, Dad," and then He turned to address the court. "Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned, I won't deny any of these allegations. And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished." Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed, "However, I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life and he has accepted Me as his Savior, so he is Mine. " My Lord continued with, "His name is written in the book of life and no one can snatch him from Me. Satan still does not understand yet. This man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy."

As Jesus sat down He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said, "There is nothing else that needs to be done.

I've done it all."

The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. The following words bellowed from His lips..

"This man is free."

"The penalty for him has already been paid in full. Case dismissed."

As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving,
"I won't give up, I will win the next one." I asked Jesus as He gave me my instructions where to go next, "Have you ever lost a case?"

Christ lovingly smiled and said, "Everyone that has come to Me and asked Me to represent them has received the same verdict as you,


~Paid In Full~

Author Unknown

I love this quote:

"Don't tell God how big your storm is. Tell the storm how big your God is."

God Bless,
Joe

My lawyer.

5 Comments:

At 12:13 PM, Blogger BJ said...

Good stuff. It's truly amazing that the outcome of this case is not-guilty--especially when we really are guilty. The wages of sin are death, yet so great is the gift of our LORD that He has offered us life in place of death. I know no love greater than that.

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger JOE B said...

It is cool when the comments are as good as the posts.
Thanks for stopping by.
Joe

 
At 4:52 AM, Blogger dave said...

Greater love hath no man..

 
At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Jane said...

Great Blog, nice post.

 
At 10:28 PM, Anonymous The Gnat's Trumpet said...

Have you seen the DVD release of Return of the Jedi. At the end when Luke sees the Yoda and Obi-Wan apparitions and then Annakin appears, the version of Annakin that appears is the young Annakin. Annakin as he existed before he became evil. Yoda and Obi-Wan, who were good for their entire lives are old and feeble while Annakin who had been evil and killed untold numbers, but had been redeemed just before his death is young and vital and in the youthful form he enjoyed before he turned to evil. What is the lesson? Is is much different from the point of your post? Why shouldn't we be responsible for our evils, or idiocy? Why should we be allowed to be redeemed and absoved from that responsibility because of someone else's sacrifice?

 

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