Friday, July 9, 2010
"If I submit to God, I’ll just become a puppet!"
A brilliant young man questioned Dr. Henrietta Mears about surrendering his life to God. He was convinced that becoming a Christian would mean the destruction of his personality, that he’d be altered in some strange way, and that he’d lose control of his own mind. He feared becoming a mere puppet in God’s hands.
So Miss Mears asked him to watch as she turned on a lamp. One moment it was dark, then she turned on the switch. She explained, "The lamp surrendered itself to the electric current and light has filled the room. The lamp didn’t destroy its personality when it surrendered to the current. On the contrary—the very thing happened for which the lamp was created: it gave light."
Vonette Bright, Renew a Steadfast Spirit Within Me
(HT: The Evidence Bible)