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Exactly What God Intended

October 16

Scripture Reading: Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11

“Look, momma, at that big black steed! That Roman soldier looks so majestic, so tall sitting in the saddle. Listen at the sound of his hoofs striking against the paving stones. His nostrils are flared, his ears standing erect. You can just see the bulging muscles beneath his glistening coat. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that in my whole life. That’s what I want to be when I grow up, momma!”

“Now, honey, you are just exactly what God wanted you to be. That big black steed could never be you, and he could never do the things that you will be able to do in your life. When God made you, He made you just exactly the way He wanted you. And, when the time is right, you will be where you were intended to be, and doing what He intended you to do, and you will find joy in that. You can’t always be wishing you were something else, honey. Besides, if you were able to trade places with that steed, you would have to trade everything. You would constantly have that big soldier on your back, with that hot saddle and that uncomfortable bit in your mouth. And, you wouldn’t have me as your momma, and you know you wouldn’t want that.”

“No, momma. I would never want for you not be my momma.”

“Well, baby, it's easy to see what someone else has, how they look or what they can do and wish you were them. But always remember this, God made you just the way He wanted you, and He has something very special just for you to do that no one else could do. We just need to always be ready, willing and able to do those things that will bring honor to God.”

“Who are those men, momma, that are coming toward us. They’re looking right at us. I wonder what they want, momma?”

Pastor Steve W. Smith


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