19.12.06

Trail of Lights, Location: Hell

Doug, Lila, and I went to the Trail of Lights last night. I think I aged about 7 years on the way there. We left the house around 5:55 p.m. We did not get to the park until 7:05 p.m. During the intervening 70 minutes, we sat in endless traffic and listened to Lila cry. And cry. And cry. She cried for about 55 of the minutes that we were in the car - seriously. And I seriously wanted to cry too!

Once we got there, thankfully, all three of us quickly improved in spirit and had a good time. Lila was tired from all that crying and because it was nearly her bedtime, but she loved looking at all the people and the lights. We didn't get home until 8:45 and she bypassed the bath and went straight to bed. Sadly, we forgot to take the camera with us, so I have no photos. The one posted here is Lila showing a little attitude while playing in the car.

A highlight of our time at the Trail of Lights was when we were handed a tract by a very cheerful lady from some unknown church. Once we got somewhere with enough light, I read it and... well, let me just type some of it here for you.

He's making a list, he's checking it twice... he's gonna find out who's naughty or nice! If Santa used the Ten Commandments for his standard, how would you do? Let's find out... Have you ever lied? Have you ever stolen anything? (No matter the value.) Ever used God's name in vain? Ever looked with lust? Jesus said, 'Whosoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.'

If you are guilty of these things that makes you a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer-at-heart. Many people don't know that God will use the Ten Commandments to judge the world. Forget about Santa, 'naughty' and 'nice'... how will you do on Judgement Day? If you are found guilty, that means an eternity in Hell...

This was followed by some decent explanation of the gospel of Jesus. I doubt many people made it that far though because the beginning was so awful. Where do they come up with these things?!?

1 comment:

ipeeler@sbcglobal.net said...

Hi Lila, it's me, Grammie.....Are those curls I see in your hair??? Did you actually let Mommy curl your hair???

Love, Grammie