Let’s play make believe!

I have a little sister who is 6 years younger then me. When we were young, my sister had a friend named Keekee. Now Keekee was a great friend. She always wanted to play. She never argue or fought with my sister, Caren. They really had a great time together for hours playing in Caren’s room.

There was one problem – nobody else in my family every got to meet Keekee – we always heard about her but we never met her.

Why? Because Keekee was my sister’s “make believe” friend. She was just a product of her imagination. And because she wasn’t real – she was the perfect friend. My sister was not going to make up a friend in her mind who argues with her. Who tells her she’s not playing the game right. Who treats her toys badly. Of course not.

When it comes to God, we sometimes like to play make believe. But it doesn’t work the same way as with Keekee. God is God.  Doesn’t really matter what kind of ideas we have about him – He’s still the same.

Sometimes our ideas of God don’t fit God as revealed in the Bible.  When that happens, we have two choices.  Continue with our “make believe” God who never crosses us and “plays” with us exactly as we want Him to.

Or humbly submit.

Let’s be careful how we think about God.  It’s time to stop playing “make believe”.

(This is part of my sermon based on the 2nd of the 10 commandments; Exodus 2:4-6)

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Chris Hatch

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2 thoughts on “Let’s play make believe!”

  1. Sometimes the make believe is the opposite of KeeKee. That God is FROWNING. Either way, seeing God as He is can be a challenge. One nugget of scripture Truth at a time…

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