Wednesday, June 6, 2012

3 John 1:2

"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."
3 John 1:2

This is cool.  I wonder how many of us really wish good for someone else "above all things."  Like in a story, a genie, dragon, or someone with unlimited power comes and offers you one wish, and you use it to heal someone else rather than asking for a b'zillion dollars for yourself.  That would be incredible, but reading the story we might think that character was crazy.  A wish... that's huge.  Couldn't you get a castle or a unicorn or a huge pile of money and just call the doctor? :)
And then let's think about it seriously.  What does God offer us?  He says "ask, and it shall be given you."  He has the power to grant wishes.  So, what, really, do we value most?  What is our most important wish?  Because, in general, we get what we seek after... sometimes that is good, and sometimes it isn't, but either way it is huge.  We have the power to change people's lives for the better, through our actions, through our prayers, and through our faith.  Today, let's use our powers for good, and grant the good wishes of the people around us, just as God so often does for us.

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