WISE MEN …

As you can see I have taken off my motor scooter gear; I’m now prepared to talk seriously for a bit. It is Wednesday, you know, when I try to be wise. Wednesday Wisdom. I am back to the old old story of the Wise Men who traveled the desert land to find the King. They found him.

I went to a children’s Christmas program Sunday morning. It had a lot of action meant to keep the attention of young people. It contained a message, “you will find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” It seems to me that children spontaneously know there is a God. Is that the bit of faith that the Paul speaks of when he says “every man is dealt a measure of faith?”

Christopher Hitchens authored a book called “God is Not Great,” and left his mark in the world. He died in 2011 of cancer at the age of 62. CBS news reported that his widow said “God never came up.” He was quite young to die, but still he lived about twice as long as Jesus did. Did he ever seek to find God? Or did he try to prove there was no God? A bit of googling will bring up numerous stories of men and women who set about to prove there is no God – and found God in that process. C. S. Lewis did set about that challenge; he found God.

So today, as it has been for over two thousand years, wise men still seek God.

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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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14 Responses to WISE MEN …

  1. Kim Smyth says:

    Oh my, you look like a little girl in today’s photo!
    Yes, you are so wise and correct, I pray my middle son finds Him someday! He is one that tries to prove He doesn’t exist, yet he is always searching for a place to belong. Say a prayer for him …in fact, all my boys can use it.

    • oneta hayes says:

      It is hard for us to pray and then – just trust. Surely, we think, there is something I can do. There is, just one thing, keep loving and show it in some personal way. I find that sons love the “little boy” memories that mom holds of them, even as she turns them loose to make their own way in the world. They will be “shadowed” by Jesus as you remind him (Jesus) that you are turning them to Him, hands off but prayers and love always. Kim, trust the Lord to know at what point your son is ready to make a step toward him. Trying to make that happen too soon is like trying to help a baby chick get out of its shell. Caring with you, dear friend.

  2. Ys, they do, Oneta. But wisdom may be in short supply these days. We need more “wise guys,” as the kids call them. 😉

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thankfully most of our “news-makers” are not the average and dependable citizens who make up our country even now! Lots of teens, men and women, serving at our dinner tables, selling at the convenience stores, delivering our groceries, and washing our bottoms/nurses aides. 😀 I do hope for a more idealistic future in store for that kind of wise guy.

  3. and plenty of us haven’t found any gods at all despite having been christians and having looked very hard, including praying not to lose our faith. There is no evidence for the claims of christians or other theists.

    C.S. Lewis isn’t much of a go to for christianity. He advocates lying to potential converts when it comes to how splintered Christianity is. That he “found” some god doesn’t mean it is real, nor that his version is the same as other christians. Christians do worship lots of different ones, considering how you all can’t agree on what morals this god wants, or how to interpret your bible.

    “Christopher Hitchens authored a book called “God is Not Great,” and left his mark in the world. He died in 2011 of cancer at the age of 62. CBS news reported that his widow said “God never came up.” He was quite young to die, but still he lived about twice as long as Jesus did. Did he ever seek to find God? Or did he try to prove there was no God? A bit of googling will bring up numerous stories of men and women who set about to prove there is no God – and found God in that process. C. S. Lewis did set about that challenge; he found God.”

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks for chipping in with a response. God does not leave a sincere seeking heart floundering. May you be blessed with the most glorious of Gifts for this Christmas season.

      • that’s quite false considering how many christians commit suicide.

        I was a christian, was losing my faith and prayed for help. I received nothing so your claim of this god not leave a sincere seeking heart is simply false.

        Will you now blame me for not being “sincere” enough like someone making excuses for the Great Pumpkin not showing up?

        • oneta hayes says:

          I lay no blame to you. You are accountable only to God. He is Judge also He is Love and Mercy. My responsibility is to promote the Gospel, which I guess you know since you say you were once a Christian. I do still hope you open his Glorious Gift to you. What an amazing Christmas that would make!

          • You do nothing but promote your baseless opinions, like all theists since you all make your gods in your own images.

            Why wouldI want a gift from an imaginary character that supposedly committed and commanded genocide, who repeatedly kills children for actions they did not do, and that tells slaves to never seek their freedom?

            I have moral standards far better than your god or you. I don’t try to lie to people and tell them if they just as “sincere” enough, this god will show up.

  4. Timelesslady says:

    I have found him…know him…seek him every day.

  5. Amen. Wise men still seek Him. God bless you.

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