“And When The Pudding Cups Run Out?”

There are three possible solutions to all of the world’s problems presented in this comic strip. Two of them depend on pudding cups. One does not. I guess that makes it fairly obvious which one I prefer! But what is the cost of that solution?

Any real change for the better will come through and because of a Real Life Messiah who people love more than they love themselves. I guess that’s rather direct, or more direct than usual. But what do you do when the pudding cups run out?

I believe that may be the thought behind messages from the Old Testament prophets like this about the Real Life Messiah:

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6 (KJV)

I think about what if I had been one of the twelve disciples. Being in the presence of the Real Life Messiah, would I have loved Him more than I loved myself? I don’t think so. I would have fled for my own life when He was arrested. 

But that is only a hypothetical “What if…?” question that I’ve asked myself. Every day is really centered on one real life question: “Will I show that I love Real Life Jesus more than I love myself?”

It helps me to remember this small portion of scripture, just eight words.

…who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (KJV)

How can I not do the same for Him? Yet I know it will require His strength in me.

2 thoughts on ““And When The Pudding Cups Run Out?”

  1. The problem is that we’d fight over that, too:
    “I love Jesus more than you do.”
    “I love him ten times more than you do!”
    “I’m totally, wholeheartedly devoted to Jesus – I love him ten times infinity!”
    Then we’d be like:
    “I sold my car for Jesus.”
    “I sold my house for Jesus.”
    “I sold my airplane for Jesus.”

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    1. Thanks, Jamie. I agree with you. What you’ve said is so true. I believe it will take Jesus returning to set everything right. Until then, I think my best choice is going to be His strength in me. Thanks again. Always good to hear from you!

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