Great Faith and the Bigger Picture

Every July, as we celebrate our great nation’s birthday, My Beloved and I feel a little bit of sadness because we miss a very good friend who passed away. He was born on the 4th of July and absolutely loved the holiday. He battled cancer for 22 years valiantly, and when he succumbed five years ago, the world lost a great man. He is alive in Heaven, and the cancer is dead. Miss you, Clint. This one’s for you.

The Beggar's Bakery

By:  Jana Greene

“And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ.  My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along.  Through followers of Jesus like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels!” –  Saint Paul, Ephesians 3:9-10

I am inspired by The Greats.  Saint Paul was definitely a great man.

As was  C.S. Lewis, the Oxford-educated Novelist who penned The Chronicles of Narnia, among other works.  He himself had been a staunch atheist before his conversion to Christianity, explaining that in his youth, he had been “very angry with God for not existing”.   I have read everything I can…

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2 thoughts on “Great Faith and the Bigger Picture

  1. Sorry Jana…love ya…but…

    I do not now nor will ever believe that suffering and pain are are “in Papa’s plan” for us! If I were to be planning my children’s lives out… I certainly wouldn’t include suffering in it! Be well! Coram Deo, Jane

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  2. I agree with you, my friend. This piece was written five years ago, and I was at a totally difference vantage point. So we are on the same page! Love you, too ❤

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