Aliens? – Paula Hill

Paula HillEye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him (1 Corinthians 2:9). One day, as I was flipping through the channels on TV, I came across a movie about aliens. For some reason, it triggered a memory from a few years back. When my grandson was about three years old, he picked up the belief that aliens were real. He really thought that when someone was in an accident and there was an ambulance, it was aliens taking that person wherever it is aliens take you. I questioned him about video games or perhaps a movie he had seen and everything else I could think of, but my detective work turned up no answer to the source of this belief. I felt pretty certain he had picked up this idea from a little friend at preschool. I tried to explain that God is with us and there are no aliens or any other creatures that are real or imaginary who are going to snatch us up and transport us anywhere. His response to this was, “Nana, when God’s not with us, the aliens will get us.” Well, the first thing I thought about after this conversation was how glad I am that there is never a time when God is not with us. He never forsakes us. He sticks closer than a parent, a sibling, or a best friend. He doesn’t forsake us when the “aliens” show up in our lives. I’ve had my share of them, just as you have. There are times when things seem so crazy in our lives that aliens would seem like a better explanation than anything else we can come up with. I mean, there are some things you just can’t figure out. If you’ve dealt with people long enough in certain problematic 18 GRACE NOTES situations, you know it really seems like at times something “alien” has taken over their minds. The next thing I thought about was how thankful I am I have been created in the image of a loving, forgiving, heavenly Father. He doesn’t “zap” me with His highpowered ray gun and obliterate me from the planet when I do wrong or get in His way. He lovingly and tenderly guides me back in the right direction. Oh yes, I know someday He will take me away—but not to another galaxy or to another planet on a spaceship. He is more creative than that. One day, I am going to be looking toward the eastern sky. He is going to step out on a white cloud and a beautiful trumpet reveille will sound. Then, I am going to be transported in the twinkling of an eye to a perfect heaven where I shall live with my Lord and Savior through all eternity. That’s way more exciting than believing an alien story

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