Can and can’t

The difference between “can” and “can’t” is the Cross.  Look at the two words.  Notice that letter at the end of “can’t”.   See that letter “t” as the Cross of Jesus, the one where he proved to the world that even death has no say over us.

Take that “t” off.   Take it and hold it close, put it into your heart.   Remember the love that God has for you, love that caused God to send God’s only-begotten Son to you, to redeem you, to heal you, to show you the path of life.  Carry Jesus with you into that thing you thought you couldn’t do.

In the church tradition I was raised in, when you were being baptized you were asked questions before you were dipped into the water.  The answer to each of the questions is “I will, with God’s help.”  Take the “t” off “can’t” and it becomes “can”.  You can do it, with God’s help.  Remember the exhortation from an apostle, who tells us “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13


About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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