Tha Sun Always Be Coming Ter Us and Weeping Over Us

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Tha Sun Always Be Coming Ter Us and Weeping Over Us

As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it. – Luke 19:41 (Mark 11:1-11)

Near tha end of his life, jest as tha Sun and his disciples whar about to enter Jerusalem, he sent two of his disciples ahead, saying ter them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”

“The Lord needs . . . ” what you have. Not jest once in a while but all tha time. Only when ya be giving back ter tha Sun what be his—fer he be tha one who owns all things—some people might ask, “What are you doing?” If they do, reply as tha Sun ‘as told ya. Now in order ter do this ya ‘ill ‘ave ter stick close ter tha Sun, know his words, and allow his Holy Ghost of Truth ter lead ya.

After tha Sun mounted tha new colt donkey, folks who went ahead and behind him shouted: “Save!” fer they had seen all tha miracles Skipper’s Sun done during his three years of teaching and preaching.

“Save!”: that be tha cry of tha crowds. “Save us from our problems, save us from trouble, save us from pain, sorrow, grief, worry.” Only tha main reason tha Sun came whar ter ter save us from our sins. Only them who truly know that lay of thar lives ‘ill cry out,  “Save me from my sins!”

As tha Sun came ter his own people he wept over ’em and said, “You do not recognize the time of my Father’s coming to you.” This be tha pain of parents whose children remain lost in darkness. This be tha pain of children whose parents remain lost ter addiction, apathy towards Skipper, and consumed by thar own love fer self.

At tha conclusion of tha matter, tha Pharisees said ter one another, “See how the whole world has gone after him!” Indeed, fer a time tha whole world did seem ter be going after tha Sun, but a week later they would demand he be executed. Such be tha fickle faith of folks.

Make it yer task ter give when tha Sun asks. Make it yer task ter be prepared ter give an answer ter those who ask ya why ya follow tha Sun. Make it yer task ter pray this prayer fer all ya love: “Lord, deal with ______ as severely as necessary ter drive them ter tha feet of that Sun, but with as much mercy as possible.”

Tha Sun always be coming ter us and weeping over us. Will ya receive his love ter day?

“What Do You Want Me to Do for You?”

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"What Do You Want Me to Do for You?"

“What do you want me to do for you?”

That be tha question tha Sun asks us. Think on this story a wee little bit. One day tha Sun and his disciples came ter Jericho. As they be leaving tha city a blind man named Bart asked what be happening. Fellers in tha crowd told him that tha Sun be passing by. “

Seeing as how this probably be his last and only chance, Blind Bart called, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

But them in tha crowd rebuked him and told Blind Bart to hush up. Only right then tha Sun stopped and called Bart.

At that moment tha fellers went ter Blind Bart and said, “Cheer up! Jesus of Nazareth is calling you!”

Blind Bart jumped ter his feet and came ter tha Sun saying, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

Many a day we be like Blind Bart. We be sitting on tha outside, desperate fer healing and help. Ter day make it yer task ter:

  • Watch fer tha Sun ter pass by.
  • Be on guard fer those who suppose ter be followers of tha Sun ter block yer way, discourage ya, and keep ya from getting ter tha Sun.
  • At tha same time listen fer others ter encourage ya by saying things like, “Cheer up! He is calling ya!”
  • Be ready ter present yer pleas ter tha Sun.
  • Be prepared ter believe tha Sun ‘as answered yer request.
  • Expect instant answers. Might not always be tha case, but some times tha Sun ‘ill heal and help right off quick as a flash.

After Blind Bart told tha Sun what he wanted, tha Sun said, “Go. Your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight. From then on Blind Bart followed tha Sun up tha road. When all tha folk seen it, they praised Skipper.

Ter day make it yer task ter watch fer tha Sun passing by, fer we ne’er know when tha Sun ‘ill call us ter come close and walk with him.

Ya ‘ill Always ‘ave a Place of Honor in Skipper’s Presence

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Ya 'ill Always 'ave a Place of Honor in Skipper's Presence

In response ter tha Sun’s words, “You who leave all to follow me will receive 100 times as much in this age and the age to come,” James and John said to tha Sun, “We want you to do for us whatever we ask.”

Be that not like us? In tha name of tha Sun we ask him fer a thing and expect him ter grant our wishes. Only when James and John asked fer high positions of honor, tha Sun replied, “You do not know what you are asking.”

That also be jest like us. We think tha thing we want be fer our good, only it not always be tha best thing. Ah good many who asked fer sumpin’ find out later it be a curse or worse: a cruel slave master.

Tha Sun asked James and John, “Can you be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”

“We can!” we ‘ill  often reply. Only think on this a wee little bit: what James and John be asking fer is places of honor, power, and prestige alongside tha Sun. But ter get such they would ‘ave ter endure mockery, slander, beatings, imprisonment, beheadings. Most likely when they put tha request ter tha Sun, that not be what they had in mind.

“You will be baptized with my baptism, “tha Sun told ’em, “but ter sit in places of honor on my left and right is not for me to grant. Those places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”

As ya well know, if ya be sailing in a sturdy vessel, then even when gales blow, when waves break over tha bow, when wind tears through tha rigging and shreds sails, all be safe below in the belly of tha ship. Though all above me filled with terror, then held fast in tha hold be at peace. Skipper be our strength, help, and refuge. (Psalm 46:1)  It be hard ter worry and live with doubts when Skipper ‘as his arms wrapped ’round ya tight and hugging ya in his large lap.

Places of honor, power, and prestige might be a thing our flesh seeks, but tha better request be fer Skipper’s peace that passes our understanding.

Seek Skipper above all else and ya i’ll find ya always ‘ave a place of honor in his presence.