Saturday, November 22, 2008

Apples and Oranges

We celebrated our daughter’s birthday last week with a gathering at her house. We played a game called Apples to Apples.TM Each player had seven cards with people, places, or things on them. Each round of play another card would be drawn. Each player then was to select a card from their seven that most nearly matched the drawn card. The players took turns determining who had the best match.

Often, it seemed, there was nothing in my seven cards that had anything at all to do with the drawn card. Still, you had to put some card out for consideration. One of the intriguing aspects of the game was not only to determine what you thought would be a match, but to also consider the player who would judge that match. What would they be thinking?

Have you ever found life to be that way? You’re in the game, but none of your cards seem to match. Have you ever had what you thought was the perfect card, but someone who just did not think your way made the decision?

The ultimate player in this game of life is God. “…My thoughts are not your thoughts…” (Isaiah 55:8.) To play the game well, we consider God’s thoughts above our own, because He will be judging the match.

Look forward to hearing from you…

God bless….

Millie McNabb, B.A., B.Mus.

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