Friday, March 9, 2012

Gifts from God

Edward "Ted" Webb is a New Media Studies Major focusing in Documentary Video and an SMC. His videos can be seen in chapel on Sunday, and is currently working on two documentaries, one to be finished this semester, and one for his Senior Thesis. Keep an eye out for his work in and out of Chapel.

Scripture Referenced:
1 Samuel 20
Galatians 5:22-23

After reading 1 Samuel 20, it is apparent that David and Jonathan are best friends. What qualities do they both posses that cause them to be such good friends? The answer is not one single quality but several. All of these are gifts from God, as he wanted them to be there for each other so they could grow in themselves and the Lord. Now after reading Galatians 5:22-23, it states that: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Think of the fruits of the spirit as every child of God, we were given life from Him, just like fruit on trees. Now look at all the fruits of our spirits, these are all qualities that every child of God posses. This means that David and Jonathan are possessed of these qualities, and through their similarities in them, they become great friends. Now instead of thinking about your best friend, think about your enemies. They are also a child of God, even if they are not a Christian, thus they posses all of these fruits of the spirit as well. And through that, you can extent your love to them, just like a tree would extend it's roots. Don't think about it as conforming them to the Christian way, but being a loving Christian and connecting with them, and hopefully creating a new friend through these new found qualities that you may not have thought about before.

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