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Vol.  9  No. 12 December 2007  Page 18
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Ernest Underwood

A Moment of Reflection

Are You an Eagle or a Sparrow?

By Ernest S. Underwood

    I love the western mountains. Many times in the mountains of northern Arizona, I would see an eagle soaring above the peaks. The sight always left me with a sense of awe. However, do you know that eagles don’t fly in flocks or bunches. They soar alone in the heights. On the other hand, when you see sparrows, they are usually in bunches and seldom fly above the treetops.

    There are times in our lives that we like the eagle, must soar alone. The world, society, culture and peer pressure all say, “Pay no attention if it is right or wrong. Be politically correct and fly low like us.” One with a biblical sense of rightness or oughtness will refuse such chattering. He will listen to the voice of God as is found in His Word. Like Jesus he will say, “It is written,” and like Jesus, put to flight Satan’s ministers. He will soar like the eagle. Which are you—a sparrow or an eagle?

Honk If You Love

By Ernest S. Underwood

    Some time back as I was driving down the road, I saw a sign that said, “Honk, if you love America.” All of us have seen the bumper sticker that urges, “Honk if you love Jesus.” I think I realize the patriotic and/or religious zeal that causes some to display such signs, but I am afraid that for far too many, this is the depth of their patriotism or religion.

    Loving America involves service and sacrifice. If one doubts this, let him ask a veteran of any of our wars or conflicts. We weren’t “honking,” we were giving loyal service with a willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice for our beloved country.

    Loving Jesus is to give obedience from the heart, and giving loyal daily service for and to Him. To my mind, it borders on the sacrilegious to equate a honk of the horn to what it actually takes to express one’s love for Him.

    Jesus didn’t say, “Honk if you love Me.” He did say, “If you love me, keep My commandments.” There is a world of difference between these two.

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