Monday, May 29, 2000

Luke 12:25-26

"And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?"
Luke 12:25-26

This is fascinating.  A cubit is a lot to add to your stature, by the way... says in the Bible dictionary that it was the distance from your elbow to the tips of your fingers... at the time of Christ it was generally accepted as being about 21 1/2 inches long.  I don't think that they sell heels that high. :)
So, I think the most interesting thing is that Christ says here that adding to your stature is the "thing which is least."  Least?  I wouldn't mind a few inches if it is so easy. :)  So maybe this puts things into perspective a little as we try to become like Christ, and learn the lessons of the children of God... maybe when we finish taking this test that we are taking now, if we score pretty well, we'll get admitted into Heavenly kindergarten, where you learn to control your stature by thinking about it. :)  And walking on water is probably in 2nd grade, if we can make it that far. :)
The interesting thing to me is... Christ could do those kinds of things here, on this earth, during the test.  If we are to follow in his footsteps, then we can learn amazing things like that as well.  Of course, we might have to have a handle on obedience first, and on listening to God... and we might have to have more faith.
But it's possible... that is huge.  Possible and available, and so many other things that we can only imagine... if we can just learn these basics that we are here for, think of all the unimaginable possibilities for the rest of our lives... and for our eternities.  People say that heaven is boring... what rot. :)

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