From the Pastor’s Heart – 7/30/2017

There is a story that I heard that is a confidence builder to all believers.  The impact of this story, when fully absorbed, should so empower a Christian to a level of boldness and discipleship.  Below is that inspiring account.

A bee, one day, flew into a car occupied by a boy and his father.  The boy began to scream out of fear that he would be stung.  His father reached out and grabbed the bee, whereupon he squeezed the bee in his hand.  Then, he opened his hand.  The bee flew out of his hand and began to buzz around, while the boy resumed his screaming.  Quietly, and calmly, the father looked at his son and said, “Son, you do not have to scream.”  Holding open his hand, the bee’s stinger could be, clearly, seen in the palm of the father’s hand.  To his son, he said, “Son, all the bee can do, now, is make a noise, because I have its stinger in my hand.”

We, as the body of Christ, can rejoice in the knowledge that, on Calvary’s cross, Jesus took the ‘stinger” out of death.  No longer, for the redeemed, is death a point of fear.  All it can do is make a noise, as the world promotes its lack of hope.  For us, death has not sting.  Therefore, with no fear of death, we can be bold and aggressive.

Hos. 13:14; I Cor. 15:55; I Peter 2:24

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           In Christ, Mike Whaley