Friday, April 18, 2008

Pope's Visit to New York

To state it simply...
The whole New York world is bending their knee, throwing their cloaks on the ground before the "holy father", and adjusting their world for his visitation.

The major news stations, radio stations, newspapers, government officials from the president of the United States down to the mayor, the leading rabbis, the whole police force all seem to have one major subject on their minds...the pope's visit. Literally millions will come out to see him stadiums will be filled, building are being renovated, and get this, a new chair which only "your majesty" is allowed to sit on, is being constructed for the pope.

Only one thought for today. What did the apostle Paul say to the same "worship" that he received while he visited Lystra and Derbe? The people were amazed at a miracle, and they worshipped Paul as a greek god come from the heavens. Paul then rushed out into the crowd, tearing his clothes and shouting"Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, HUMAN LIKE YOU!"

Thank you God for giving us men who knew your grace to them as sinners, as weak and corrupt and unworthy sinners. O Lord, what might occur if the Pope would rend his garments and shout out to the people "Why are you doing this? I too am only human like you."

Dear Lord, You tell us in Your Word "I will not give My glory to another." Glorify Your name O Lord.

1 comment:

gotpreaching said...

Tom, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your prayers. This afternoon my wife and I talked about how we believe God might lead us to model a radical commitment to Christ to our congregation.