The Tyrant

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Going into fourth grade, I heard all sorts of horror stories about the teacher. The playground buzzed with upper-level students telling us lowly third graders about the terror of fourth grade and the tyrannical teacher.

I was not looking forward to fourth grade. On the first day, I entered the classroom with great fear and trepidation. My dreams had produced a picture of a Herculean-sized woman standing at the classroom door wielding a paddle in each hand smacking students about like ping pong balls.

As it turned out, the rumors were wrong, and my dreams were even further from the truth. She turned out to be the best teacher I have ever had. Some things you must find out for yourself.

We spend many hours listening to the world tell us about God. It yammers on about how frightful the Lord is. It points to the cross and tells us how unloving the Creator can be. It smears the name of Jesus and ridicules anyone foolish enough to believe in Him. There are many, many rumors about God, and sadly, we listen to them instead of the Holy Spirit.

The truth about God is found in Scripture, not the world. When it comes to finding out who God really is we must find out for ourselves through the help of the Holy Spirit.

“I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go” (Isaiah 48:17). Does this sound like a frightful tyrant?

Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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  1. Employment/ Financial Blessings

    I so depressed, I was let go of my Job on May 15, I really like the job, and the people I worked with. An employee lied on me. I trusted and thought her, and I where friends. I was let go, she is still there. I will like too be hired back with the same position, and hours I had at this company. Praying that the owner of the company calls me tomorrow February 12,2019, and offer me my Job back. Please Lord will you answer this prayer?
    Thank You 🙏

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