Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Dandelion and a Pig's Ear

This is a picture of a dandelion covered with dew.

Most of us relate the dandelion to feelings of scorn. Their daisy-like blooms quickly turn into a hideous fountainhead that requires only the slightest breeze to send seeds floating in pursuit of a spot in our otherwise manicured lawns.  They are known to create deep, strong root systems that take every garden tool in the shed to extract!  Yet, here they exude an incomparable beauty. Challenging the old adage, you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

With that said, I want to share with you something that caught my eye this morning while perusing the internet:

Los Angeles, best-selling author, James Frey, has stirred the publishing world again. He announced Monday that he would sell his new “religious” novel via an art gallery. The title - The Final Testament of the Holy Bible.

Nope, not done yet.

It tells the story of a second coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah to millions of Christians, but just plain Ben Jones to family and friends. Ben, whose real name is Zion Avrohom, is a hard-drinking man who lives in a dirty apartment in The Bronx, New York. He smokes dope and has relations with women and men.

Are you sitting again after falling in the floor? Good, then I’ll continue. My first reaction was grabbing my chest as I gasped for air. Then, I started thinking…

Why is Hollywood, along with the media in general, so interested in Jesus? And, why are they so determined to deface Him? Because He is real. Satan tells them that He poses a real threat to their “life as they know it”.

So how do we turn this pig into silk?

We pray! We post about it, offering the truth. If we as Christians did not have some sort of darkness to shine the light on, we wouldn’t have a ministry. So I choose to embrace this with determined vigor and spin some silk!

Job 12:22 He floods the darkness with light, he brings light to the deepest gloom.

 Love and Blessings, Laura K.


  1. No fear of God's really astounding. People have no idea who they're messing with or who they're going to have to face one day!

  2. I know, Beth. Sometimes it is downright obscene.