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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 11: Switched For Life


There were two women.

Each had a son.

One son died in the night.

His mother took her son and

SWITCHED her son with the living son.

And oh how this SWITCH was not so good.

For when the other mother awoke.

she discovered "her son" was not alive,

but something was just not right as she spoke~

"When I got up in the morning to nurse my son,

behold, he was dead! But when I examined him closely in the morning,

behold, he was not my son, whom I had borne!”*

Oh what would you do?

Would you go before King Solomon

who was the wisest of wise

and tell him your story, like she did?

Oh yes.

But what if the mother who made the SWITCH

also speaks to Solomon~

“No! For the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son”*

What would you do if you knew it was lie.

Would you speak up again to the wisest of the wise?

Oh yes. You would do anything for your child.

"But the first woman said, 'No! For the dead one is your son, and the living one is my son'."*

Hmm.

So what is the wisest of the wise to do?

Hmm.

But because his wisdom was a gift from GOD

all he could do was to be wise~

"And the king said, 'Get me a sword.' So they brought a sword before the king.

And the king said, 'Cut the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other'.”*

Yikes. Now that doesn't sound very wise.

"But the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for she was deeply stirred over her son, and she said, 'Pardon me, my lord! Give her the living child, and by no means kill him!'” *

Hmm.

So who is the wise one?

The one who didn't make it about herself.

For IT WASN'T ABOUT HER because she made it about her son.

But oh, it wasn't done yet.

"But the other woman was saying, 'He shall be neither mine nor yours; cut him!'”*

Was that wise or unwise?

Who was this guilty mother really thinking about?

But then the wisest of the wise did what he did best, using his GOD given gift of WISDOM~

"Give the first woman the living child, and by no means kill him.

She is his mother”*(1 Kings 3:16-28).

Oh what a story.

Oh what a REAL LIFE STORY

because of a

REAL GOD.

For GOD doesn't make this stuff up.

I don't make this stuff up.

For what if you stopped

striving to get what what you want when you want it

by doing anything to get it,

even if it means

SWITCHING your dead baby for the life of another

and lie to tell about it,

BUT INSTEAD

went to the

ONE who is the wisest of all

who allowed HIS SON to be cut to death

so that you can make the SWITCH~

JESUS' DEATH for your life?

Would it be

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

Oh YES

because

JESUS didn't make it about HIMSELF

because the whole time HE was on the CROSS

HE was making the greatest SWITCH ever~

"HIS LIFE FOR MINE" (listen to the song below)


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