John 17:15 NASB "I am not asking You to take them out of the world, but to keep them away from the evil one."I could have just split them up and then they wouldn't have been together! Today's verse is a prayer from Jesus to His Father regarding His Friends! Watching our two grandsons play together, they began struggle with wanting the same toy. I could have split them up and taken away the toy but what lesson would that have taught them. They needed to learn to share and be kind to each other in getting along with others. Jesus' asked His Father not to take His Friends out of the world but protect them from the evil one. In regards to my two grandsons, the evil one is the fleshly desire in each of us to have it our way, to get what we want no matter what or who we hurt in the process,. The sad reality is that even as adults, we have this desire within us! Learning to play nice with others, is learning to love and pray for each other and yes even pray for our enemies! Like the two grandsons, this will take some time to learn, but learning to share is a lesson we all need to do better at! peace, tom
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