The Cream of the Crop!©
Written by Danny Bunn,B.A. (Born-Again believer in the Lord
Knowledge puffeth up, Charity edifieth
Joe gets up the next day and spends some time with God, he
also puts a few verses together that the Lord has been giving him
on the subject of animals and mankind. He folds the paper and
puts it in his pocket and tells the Lord to guide him and use him
in Jerry's life not only in the subject of animals and man but
that he might be used to show Jerry the awesome love of the
Almighty God, that he would actually come as a man to redeem
mankind. The Lord has shown him and Cindy quite a few things in
the word last night, they didn't go to bed until late and it was
fairly rough getting up this morning but the Lord gave him the
strength that he needed and also the joy and the peace to face
another day in this world system. He kisses Cindy goodbye and
leaves for work.
As he is driving there, he keeps bringing things up to God that
are on his heart and mind, he knows that the Lord knows everything
that he is thinking but he also knows that the Lord tells us to ask, to
seek, to knock and that is what he is doing. He is asking God for the
wisdom for the time when he shares with Jerry, for the love to minister
by his Spirit. He is seeking God for revelation knowledge, for
understanding into the deeper things of God. He is knocking and he
will continue to knock at his throne of grace, knowing that God likes
his people to prove him, to stand on his promises, to step out in faith on
what he has said that he would do. Joe pulls up at work. The
driving time was over too fast. Oh well! He gets out of his car
and goes inside to work.
Time moves along fairly quickly and it is lunch time. Joe goes out to
his lunch place and sits down, he has been going over some memory
verses that he has been memorizing.
"1. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications,
prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all
2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may
lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our
4. Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the
knowledge of the truth.
5. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;" (I Tim 2:1-5)
As he is going over that scripture, his mind goes back to
Jerry. Jerry is a pretty nice guy at times but then at other
times, he is a pain. Joe thanks God that he loves Jerry just as
he loves Jesus Christ. That is a mind blower but he does or
another way to put it, just as he loves himself. "God so loved
the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life."
Joe's mind goes to how that verse has been used in his life ever
so much lately and even in Cindy's life, how she received the
tract from the long haired guy when she had the flat and how it
was instrumental in her salvation. He thinks about how he knew
the verse as a child and he has no idea how it might have been
used in his life over the years to bring him to the Lord Jesus
Christ. God commands us to love strangers, enemies, besides
family and friends as much as we love ourselves and he surely
isn't going to do less than he tells us to do. He was completely
sinless when he came to earth as a man yet he allowed those he
created to spit on him, to abuse him, to beat him, and even to
strip him and nail him on a cross. That is totally incredible.
Tears were falling from Joe's eyes. He can't comprehend the love
that God has for us and we continue to spit in his face by our
lifestyles ever so many times after we become Christians. Joe
recites the verse again in I Tim. 2:1-5 and as he is doing so, he
hears a voice. "Joe, Joe, come on, lunch time is over." He looks
up and it is one of the employees and Joe thanks him and the guy goes
inside. Joe looks at his watch, "Wow, it is over!" and then he
looks at his lunch sack, still full. "Oh well!" He jumps up and
says, "At least I fed on the word and it was a super good lunch,
spiritually speaking. Praise you, Jesus!" He goes inside!
Joe gets back to his work station and he gets into his job
as if he had Jesus Christ himself standing there watching. He
wanted to please him, whether it was at his workplace at work or
at his home place at home, or at the shopping center, or the
library, or the gas station, or wherever, he wanted to share with
this confused world, the Answer that they so badly need. He knew
that the Almighty God was within working not only putting that
desire there as he seeks the Lord but giving him the strength,
the ability to carry it out as he submits to the Lord. Phil. 2:13
comes to his mind, "For it is God which worketh in you both to
will and to do of his good pleasure." He starts thanking the Lord
again for the things that he has provided in this Christian walk
and that the Lord said that he would never leave or forsake him.
That is something to get excited about and Joe does.