Music playing: "Shoutin' Hallelujah for Eternity!"
by Pamela R. Blaine

"Asking for Hats"

"One day a mother and her 8-year-old daughter were walking
along the beach, just at the water's edge. Suddenly, a GIGANTIC
wave flashed up on the beach, sweeping the little girl out to sea.
"Oh,God," lamented the mother, turning her face toward
heaven and shaking her fist. "This was my ONLY baby.
I can't have more children. She is
the love and joy of my life. I have cherished every day that she's
been with me. Give her back to me, and I'll be in church every day
for the rest of my life!!!!" Suddenly, another GIGANTIC wave
flashed up and deposited the girl back on the sand.
The mother looked up to heaven and said,
"She had on a HAT!!!!"

This is just a silly joke but it reminds me of how I treat God
sometimes.  It seems God gives me so much,
yet I say, "What about my hat?"

Are we never satisfied?  He has already given us the ultimate gift,
His only Begotten Son, and that is more than
we ever deserve, period.
If He never gave us one more thing, that in itself
should be enough and should fill us with awe and joy.

God must be sad about the "hats" I ask for sometimes.
You know what though?  He often lovingly smiles and gives
me the "hat" also, like a gentle father who is so very good
and loves SO much because it is simply His nature to love.

Remember...YOU ARE "whosoever"......insert your name:

"For God so loved so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life."
(John 3:16)

Jesus prayed for you before you were even born:

"I do not pray for these alone, but also
for those who will believe in Me through their word."
(John 17:20)

Striving to love like He loves,
by Pamela R. Blaine
May 16, 2000

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"Shoutin' Hallelujah for Eternity"
by
Pamela R. Blaine

I am so happy and I am so free
All because the Bible says that Jesus loves me
Says He's coming back again, split open the sky
Up we go, In the air, we're gonna fly

(chorus) Living forever just praising His name
No more death, no more tears, feelin' no pain
With my Jesus we will ever be
Shoutin' Hallelujah for Eternity!

(Jesus said)
I'm the beginning and I Am the End
And I have forgiven you for all of your sin
Come unto Me my child why do you fight?
My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

(chorus)

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