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The Importance of Faith

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Once a young sculptor fell deeply in love with the woman of his dreams. They were made for each other, having similar interests, sharing values, and agreeing on the priorities of life. A wedding took place, and the marriage was as fresh and exciting as the courtship. However, tragedy struck when it was found that the young woman had an incurable disease. After his wife’s death, the artist desired to dedicate a work of art to her memory. He created a magnificent sculpture that was chosen to adorn a new plaza in the middle of town. The work was instantly popular, so much so that the young artist’s work was all at once in great demand. A year later several more of the young man’s works were added. He became so well known that art lovers would travel from throughout the region to view his work. Eventually the plaza area was so cluttered with art pieces that some of them had to be removed. A friend asked what the piece of work in the center of the plaza was intended for, since it was the least popular of all the sculptures. The young artist agreed that it looked out of place and ordered it removed. What was once the centerpiece of his work and his driving force had become unimportant and obsolete. Thus it was replaced.
Hull, Bill. Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker (p. 44). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
If we gave Jesus an opportunity, he would once again take whip in hand and rampage through our religious dwellings, crying out, “Get these out of here—these cold, calculating spirits that are more concerned about being right than meeting needs, that make the mechanics of ministry the ministry itself! Take it all away! Clear the decks and start fresh!”
Hull, Bill. Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker (p. 45). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
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