It is our choice to offer ourselves to God, not something He forces us to do. But oh, how difficult to give up my right to myself!
My 3 year old great-nephew filled the house with lots of noise, running and jumping, calling out to various family members, drumming with chop sticks on an old pie plate. But the best was hearing him sing. He sang Go Tell It on the Mountain in church on Christmas Eve.
“I have good news and I have bad news. Which do you want first?”
Everywhere we turn, people are suffering from illness, loneliness, hunger, homelessness, abuse, injustice, etc. Why, Lord? Jesus says, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Ezekiel 37:3 reads “[The Lord] asked me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ I said, ‘O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.’ “