Jesus Releases Us From Judgement
“ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.“ (1 Corinthians 13:4-5 )
RAMBLINGS from Evan’s dad – We took the kids to Legoland when they were young. We checked in at the hotel next door to the Park the evening before the excitement was to start. The clerk at check-in informed us that part of the upper floors were recently flooded. Seems the unusually heavy rain they got just before we arrived was more then the southern California roof could take. The clerk apologetically told us that the room we had reserved was a casualty in the flood, and they had to give us a different type room then what we wanted.
I started to complain, but Kris quickly pointed out to me that the kids were excited to be at Legoland, so they didn’t care.
The next morning we were all up early as the excitement filled the air, especially for Evan and Connor. We purchased the tickets, and through the gates we walked. Everywhere we looked, we saw these amazing things made out of legos. We walked by “New York City ” with the buildings and bridges looking like the real skyline. Ten’s of thousands of pieces were used with each thing we examined.
The kids enjoyed the shows, the snacks, and the rides. At one point we stopped at Legoland Driving School. After watching a road safety video, children aged 6-13 drive electric cars around a realistic course. Everything is fine for the first few minutes as each of the kids take a car. Suddenly, I look off to the right and see Lacy acting like some crazed maniac, running stop signs and bumping in to other cars. Kris and I looked on in horror as our precious little girl had suddenly felt empowered behind the wheel, and was speeding around the course with reckless abandon.
Finally, a supervisor ran our sweet little innocent daughter down, and threatened to kick her out of Legoland. Apparently, they don’t like people doing their best imitation of a NYC cab driver. We apologized profusely, and took the keys away from Lacy. The three of us watched as her two brothers obeyed the street signs on the driving course and got to drive for another 30 minutes.
Thankfully, the rest of the day was uneventful with no further threats of being ejected from the park.
I am so thankful for those of us who are followers of Christ, that we will not get to Heaven and find our reservations messed up. I am especially glad that there will be no threats of getting kicked out.
The only thing we need to be concerned with is: Do we have a ticket?….
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1 ESV)