Can a groundhog turn a new creature?

August 24, 2017 - garden totes

I talked to an termite a other day while we checked out some of Terry’s plants in her flower garden. This sold termite got my courtesy given he was relocating such a vast square of paper by a grass. we famous a paper as one of a Gospel tracts we typically lift to give out to people when we have event to speak to someone about Jesus Christ. It is extraordinary how large of a bucket a small termite can tote.

I got down on all-fours in front of a termite and started a review with it. “Hey, Ant! That looks like one of my Gospel tracts we are hauling around. What are we going to do with a Gospel tract.” we quite like that Gospel tract given it is so transparent about how to privately accept Christ as Lord and Savior.

“I’m going to take it to that groundhog adult on a bank. His name is Grump. we am sleepy of him digging out my home-holes!” he replied but stopping.

“So, what creates we consider that this Gospel tract is going to make Grump a Groundhog stop digging out your holes?” we asked with a chuckle.

The termite forsaken his load, and glared right during me with both antennae.

“Great time of time! This weed smell contingency be allergizing your thinking. Don’t we see right here where it says, ‘If any male be found in Christ he is turn a new creature.’ we trust that Jesus Christ can make changes in someone’s life. Besides, we figure if Grump becomes a new quadruped my problems are solved. Maybe he will turn an termite like me!”

“Now, do we unequivocally consider that Grump will wish to turn an ant?”

I asked sarcastically. “Unfortunately, many of a people we speak to do not wish to turn Christians. For one thing, they do not like a suspicion of being altered by Christ. They like their corrupted actions too much.”

“Well, how do we figure we am going to find out unless we give him this tract and give him a event to turn a new quadruped in Christ?” a termite countered.

This small termite was starting to annoy me. “Oh, leave a man alone,” we pronounced sternly. “He substantially does not wish to be worried by a likes of you. Such eremite speak brings conviction, and, like a lot of people, self-assurance that come from God by a Christian witnessing of others feels really uncomfortable.”

The headstrong termite lifted adult on his behind legs. “Now there’s a good response from someone who says he is a preacher. That is a same kind of junky opinion so many others have. ‘Don’t worry people about Heaven or hell.’ Then we try to make us feel guilty for articulate to people about experiencing devout change for almighty benefit?”

That stopped me cold. we know it is a fact that Christians are abashed into meditative that Christianity should be kept private. We are told not to try to levy Christianity on others.

But, a law of a matter is that we should be active in articulate to others about apropos Christians. We should give them event to knowledge a integrity of God’s salvation, and to know a disproportion that life in Christ makes.

We should prioritize a law about what Christ did for all on a Cross, where he died for a sins, and afterwards after rose from a grave. Because of Christ doing for us what we could not do for ourselves, that is because it is true, as endorsed by a Bible, that a chairman becomes a “new creature” when a accept Christ as personal Lord and Savior. With that thought, we could see clearly a ant’s point.

“You know,” pronounced a termite interrupting my thoughts, “that if Grump becomes an termite like me that we will not have to worry about him ripping adult Terry’s flower garden anymore.”

That was an moving thought. “Hey, Ant! That is flattering good thinking. You wish me to give we lift over to Grump’s hole.”

“No, thank.” he replied. “Better yet, because don’t we get bustling yourself, and give a Gospel invitation to someone, and get them to get altered into a new creature, too.”

“Like an ant?” we chuckled.

“That would be great!” he pronounced with fervour and enthusiasm.

A few days have left by given my review with a ant. By a way, we have not seen that groundhog recently. Hmm—-I consternation if—-surely not!

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By Rev. Ron Branch

The Rev. Ron Branch is priest of Faith Baptist Church in Mason, W.Va.

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