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HOPE IN THE HEARTLAND: Holding up your end

Gracepoint Church, Peabody

It was somewhere between Kansas City and Chicago. I made a deal with God a few thousand feet above the ground. If I recall, I was holding a sack in my hand at the time. My stomach churned and a sweat had broken out on my forehead. I’m sure had I staggered to the 737’s phone booth-sized bathroom and peered in the mirror, I’d have seen a green-faced young man.

But I stayed in my seat and told God that if He would get me safely to the ground before I got sick, I’d never fly again. He did. I haven’t.

Looking back on that “deal” it sure does seem that there wasn’t much in it for God. Isn’t that the way we are sometimes. We ask God for things … make deals for our own rescue from various circumstances. But do we always keep our end of the bargain?

Have you ever been in a bad situation and called out to God. “God, if you just help me with this problem, I’ll start going back to church?”

Have you lived up to the deal yet?

Last modified Oct. 17, 2012