I AM – Devotional Style Short Stories – “The Dinner Guests”

The Dinner Guests

A soft breeze rustles the thick leaves on the abundance of trees. The grass is dark green and lush, and the Azaleas are in full bloom basking in the warm sun.

The woman goes to her garage and picking up the small bucket she fills it with corn kernels and smiles. They’ll get their dinner today, she thinks.

Donning her boots she steps out the back door and wades through the wet grass to the “plate” she has hanging on a shepherd’s hook and pours the corn, filling it.

Later that evening, just before the sun recedes, she excitedly goes to her back deck and takes a seat to wait.

Kicking up her feet and settling down, a Man steps up and asks, “May I join you?” She smiles, pats the seat of the rocking chair beside her, and the Man takes a seat.

They chat softly for a few minutes and suddenly she exclaims, “Here they come!”

Gracefully, almost as though they are gliding, three sleek coated tan doe deer walk across the upper part of her yard and are heading for their dinner of corn.

The woman smiles broadly. “Oh how I love seeing them,” she whispers to the Man.

“I know.” He replies.

“They are so beautiful and so graceful. Oh look! Two are eating together. Those are the twins; Dolly and Molly.” She whispers pointing to the two younger deer.

The Man smiles broadly. He loves the joy she is feeling.

“You had one you could walk up to last year. You named her Betsy,” The Man states.

“How did you know that!?” she asks surprised.

“I am the I Am. I created them.” Then adds, “And you.”

Shocked, “Oh my gosh! You’re…”

The Man cuts her off.

He smiles at her and states, “It was nice sitting with you. Enjoy the deer.”

“But wait!” she whispers as He walks off around the corner of her home.

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Genesis 1:25 “And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”

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In today’s world there is so much hustle and bustle, focus on electronics, cell phones, IPads, computers and television, that are keeping us, and our children,  so occupied that many have never seen a cow, a deer, sheep, an eagle, and so many other animals and birds. They pay no heed to that part of God’s creation and it is sad to witness. God gave us so much to enjoy and yet we have become a society consumed with all that keeps us from the enjoyment of nature and His creation. To experience milking a cow as a child, or seeing a speckled fawn, is a thrill many children miss out on. God created it all for, not just our survival with food, but for our enjoyment and pleasure. Take the family out into nature and enjoy the beauty. He gave it to us for free.

 

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I AM – Devotional Style Short Stories – “With Me or Without Me”

 

With Me or Without Me

The city lights have dimmed and the crowds have gathered. The people have been protesting and groups for one side of the controversy gather on one side of the street while others on the other side of the controversy gather across from them. Signs are painted, faces painted, children hug their mothers legs.

The police line along the center of the street. It looks like there could be trouble. Curse words have started being shouted, some have a sack of rocks in their hands. Their signs spew filth.

People on the other side have their signs painted also and instead of rocks in sacks, they hold their Bible close. Prayers are lifted and small groups gather in a circle to pray for Divine intervention. There are no shouts, no accusations, and their signs speak love.

A speaker steps out from the rowdy crowd and steps up to a makeshift podium and begins yelling into the microphone. Cheers rise as the speaker praises the killing of innocent children and proclaiming it is the women’s rights.

A Man walks to the podium when the speaker has wound down a bit and gently asks if He may say a few words. She starts to object but steps aside.

The Man looks out across the crowd and silence fills the air. He doesn’t shout but calmly states, “I am the I Am and I knew each of you before you were ever formed in your mother’s womb. I am who formed you and I have given each of you a divine purpose.”

Some boo’s are heard and are quickly hushed when the Man states, a little louder. “I love each of you and the child that is within the womb is mine! If you choose to rid your body of what I have created, you rid yourself of me. For I am in you and you in Me.”

The speaker quickly steps to His side and tries to push Him aside and grab the microphone. He looks at her with a look that only He can give and she quickly steps back.

He stands quietly looking out over the crowd and then speaks.

“I ask that each of you reconsider your position. Eternity is at stake. Live it with Me or live it without Me. Your choice.”

He then steps aside and disappears.

Silence permeates the air and slowly the crowds quietly disperse.

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 Jeremiah 1:5 – “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.”

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Pick any seed and hold it in your hand. At first it looks inconsequential but look closer. If we could see within the outer shell of that seed we would see that everything, yes everything, that God created it for is there, be it a giant Oak tree or a tiny delicate flower. It’s total purpose is encased within that shell. All that is needed is for it to be planted and nurtured. The same is true within man’s seed. It is planted within a womb and contains everything that is needed to grow into a human being. It is alive, not a “blob of cells” that can be discarded. It is a human being that God created! That seeds destiny was given before that seed ever entered the womb. Every child is created by God and for His good purposes. There are no “accidents” or unwanted children by God. Every life is precious! It is a travesty that there are those who are more than willing to end these precious lives before they can be born into what God created them to be. Forgive those who have sinned against God and His creation, and pray for those who are considering it, that their eyes will be opened before they commit this heinous crime of premeditated murder.

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