Possum and the New Wine Skin

“Pot Pie!!!” Easter eggs were everywhere! No… literally everywhere! Actually… Easter egg shells were everywhere! The eggs? Hmmm… Possum looked suspiciously around, then thought, “Rain!” “Yeah, Who else?” But Karin chimed in, “I don’t think so, Pot Pie!”

“Maybe that ol’ cat got in em,” Possum pleaded, “he ats ill an awful lot.” What did you say? “ats ill?”  Yeah, ats ill. Just as Mom began to consider Possum’s theory, the Amelia Earhart of blog-land flew over shouting, “I don’t think so, Pot Pie!”

“It had to be Henry!” Yeah… Henry. That makes sense. Poor guy stranded in a land where all there is to eat is sun-baked pork rinds and spiders. “That’s it, Mom! Henry did this. But then a loud shout came from the Fork… “I don’t think so, Pot Pie!”

“Hank, Mom… it had to be Hank!” Mom said, “Possum, what’s your dad have to say about all these accusations?” “I tried to tell him, Mom! He’s got his nose buried in that NOOK thing! Why’d you buy that thing for him anyway?”

“Okay, Possum… let’s consider Hank.” Just then, lambskinny piped up with a resounding, “Pot Pie, I don’t think so!” “Do you remember what I said about my floorboard?”

“Okay! Okay! Mom, I ate the eggs!” “But it really is granbee’s fault! She told me to get rid of all the old egg shells!” “See… listen to what she said…”

“Oh, kick that ol’ skin o’er the side, ye wonderin’ folk,” called down Ugly Bird.

“Oh, no more need for such an ol’ scroll,” agreed Old Raggedy,”‘Tis no bettern tin!”

Agreed Old Crow:”Ye have new scroll, new plan, new print for life bought by Living Word.” ~granbee

“Pot Pie… granbee’s talking about the New Covenant.”

“Covers? Why didn’t we talk about new covers when it was cold… shucks, we don’t need them now!”

“Not covers, Pot Pie, a New Covenant… a new Promise!” “Granbee’s telling us about why we celebrate what everyone is calling Easter. It’s the time when we recognize that God sent His Son to die for sins like blaming others for what we do. Jesus once said that those old wine-skins couldn’t handle the new wine… it would burst if you put it in them. So God replaced everything. But this time around, He didn’t take any chances. He did it all Himself!”

It’s the gospel! The gospel of Jesus Christ… and it really is that simple. A Holy God loved His sinful creation so much that He became a man… He lived, He died, He was buried, and He arose from the grave!

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.  (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

He did all of this to bring us back to Him!  So what’s required of us? Just to believe… believe that He did this on our behalf. He’ll take it from there. …and the eggs, who ate them really? It was Susie, of course! She’s so reckless!

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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5 Responses to Possum and the New Wine Skin

  1. jelillie says:

    Laughed out loud and loved the truth

  2. granbee says:

    Greg, you are just way too clever, mischievous and creative. I LOVE this trackback and being blamed for the dog eating the eggs! I don’t believe I have ever been so honored in quite this way! You took some lines from my post and made them extra wonderful and fun! Hooray!

  3. shekinah419 says:

    That was absolutely delightful and so clever! There should be some sort of an award for that post!

  4. isaiah43123 says:

    Lady Dei is right… Back door doggie exhaust will make your eyes water.

    Such a funny story. Thanks for the laughs, the shout out to Rain, who can be such a rascal, and the Easter message.

    Have a blessed Easter!
    Keep the Faith!

  5. Lady Deidre says:

    Loved it, Mike! Funny! I thoroughly enjoyed the post. I hate to say this, but your dog is going to have really bad yellow gas! Might want to kick him outside! 🙂 I’m thankful I have a cat who doesn’t like eggs!
    Thank you for including my kitty & God Bless You!

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