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Mr. E is a Christian, Husband, Father of 2, former Army Officer and Texas Rangers Baseball fan.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Nick at Night

Matthew Chapter 3 tells of a influential member of the Jewish ruling council, Nicodemus, who came to Jesus at night (Nick at Night, get it!) to ask Jesus questions regarding the radical teachings Jesus had been teaching.

Why did Nicodemus come to Jesus at night...well, it could have been it was a time when not as many disciples of Jesus were around. It could could have been it was the only time he had available to speak to Jesus one-on-one; but probably it was because he did not want to be seen by the other religious leaders of the day, because of the persecution he might receive.

How many of us go to Jesus in secret to address Him with our questions, share with Him our concerns or just to worship Him. We won't pray with others while eating at a local restaurant because we are afraid of the stares we might get. We won't speak to God at work because we will be laughed at or scorned. We won't be Jesus followers at school because we will loose friends or social status. Teachers, scientist, politicians and other professionals are afraid to speak to Jesus during the light of day, because they might loose their jobs; much like Nicodemus probably would have if he had been caught speaking to Jesus in front of his peers.

Instead we come to Jesus at night or in private. How sad we are, when we do that. Are we that ashamed to be Christians? I am guilty of being "Nick at Night" on occasion, and I am embarrassed when I catch myself doing it.

One cool thing about Nicodemus's visit with Jesus that night; It was at that time that Jesus told him, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life." God loves us no matter when we come to him, day or night; I just think He shakes His head for us, when we are to embarrassed to share Him with others.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

They Can't be Serious?

A recent article on CNN claims that GM and Chrysler are asking the government for an additional 26.1 Billion dollars to help bail out their companies. "Why would they do that?", you might ask. According to GM and Chrysler, there is a "worsening demand for their cars and trucks." So we are going to help rescue a company who makes a product that no one wants to buy anymore. How stupid is that? Why don't we give money to companies where people want to buy their products.

Additionally both these companies want "to cut 50,000 jobs worldwide by the end of the year. GM said it plans to close five more plants in the next few years." I thought we were giving these companies more money to save jobs not lay people off. What a bunch of greedy, greedy people and what a stupid, stupid government would give that kind of management more money.

Ohhhh, I am so mad.