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Rock, Paper, Scissors... Jesus

A twist on a childhood game is a reminder that when you choose Jesus you always win.

By Susanna Foth Aughtmon, Redwood City, California.

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“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8

Yesterday morning, my six-year-old, Addison, came and crawled in bed next to me. We were snuggly and warm and neither of us really wanted to get up. But breakfast was calling, so Addie and I decided to play a round of rock-paper-scissors to see who would get out of bed first.

Round 1: rock vs. rock.

Round 2: Addie waited until I put out rock and he put out paper. “Hey, you can’t wait until I do rock and then put out paper!” He giggled. 

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Round 3: scissors vs. gun.  “What is that?” “A laser.” “A laser? Since when does rock-paper-scissors have a laser?” “It’s extreme rock-paper-scissors.”

Round 4: one index finger pointing up versus arms spread wide as if holding a giant ball. “What is that?” Addie asked of my finger pointing to the sky. “A stick of dynamite.” I said grinning, excited by my own creativity. “What do your arms mean?” I asked. Addie grinned bigger, “God.” “God? If you are God, then you win every time!” Bigger grin. “Yep.”

Addie went holy on me. There was no way I could top it. When it comes to Jesus, you just can’t get any bigger or better than that. I got up and made breakfast.

Faith step: Spread your arms out wide as far as you can. Remind yourself that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He is powerful and holy. Speak out the above verse and believe it, knowing that He can do anything!