Excerpt 10 “Battlerama- Super Tweens To The Rescue”

Once they reached the beach, on the far side of an island in Hawaii, they played, swam and had a good time practicing their gifts.  They were having so much fun, that Maria almost missed a scream for help.  She thought she heard it, but wasn’t sure, so she sat still and listened closely.  There it was!  The anguished scream came from a mother whose child had been hit by a car.  She quickly told the others.  On one accord, they ran to The Bubble and found the coordinates as Maria advised them and found the mother and child.  Once they were able to secure The Bubble, they ran to help, but the child was not breathing.  The little boy’s body temperature was already dropping, but Anthony was convinced that he could regulate the child’s body temperature.  When nothing happened, Anthony placed his hand over the child’s heart and focused on making his heart resume a normal beating pattern.  After a few minutes, the boy’s heart was beating and soon his breathing was normal and body temperature rose.  Once the boy was sitting up on his own, The Seven left the scene—after Anthony smiled and whispered something in the boy’s ear.  The mother of the boy had been so upset over the child’s being hit, she did not notice what had happened, but was tearfully overjoyed when she saw her son sitting up as if nothing had happened.

The Seven boarded The Bubble thinking they had not been seen, but they were observed—by The Wisteria and minions of Loftus.  The Wisteria were elated, but the minions Loftus had placed there were baffled and reported to Loftus what they had observed.  Loftus sat contemplating what could be happening and told his minions to be more watchful and if they observed anything of this nature again to notify him immediately.  The Wisteria knew that time was not on their side when they discovered that Loftus knew about The Seven.  Plans had to be changed and accommodations made to protect The Seven until they could complete their mission.

 

This is the last posted Excerpt.  The battle is heating up and you can find out what happens in just a few weeks.  Available on Amazon.com–Battlerama–Super Tweens To The Rescue!

 

Be a Light!

“…Let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven” (Matthew 5:16 NIV).

If we look at the this entire passage of conversation in which Jesus is telling us how our roles should be seen, we get the picture of being a person who is absolutely necessary in bringing others into the knowledge of God.  In verse 13–we are salt–we have the ability to preserve and stop the bloodshed.  In verse 14–we are light–the light that must shine brightly in a dark world so others can see their way back to Christ.  If they see our good deeds and glorify our Father in heaven, they are more likely going to accept God’s way of doing things.

So, are the problems we face in the world the fault of the people who don’t know God and deny His existence or is that we have not fulfilled our role?  Are we being the preservative of others’ souls we’re instructed to be (instructing, advising, being an example)?  Are others seeing our good deeds so we can win them, not by what we say, but by what they see?

This is not an accusation, but it is intended to ignite reflection about how we–who say we believe–do things.  If we are just talking the talk and not walking it, we’re wasting our time and the time of those we are attempting to convince.  In the minds of some–we are hypocrites. In the minds of some–we are crazy.  I’d rather be thought crazy–because of my public proclamations of God’s goodness than a hypocrite because I’m talking too much or too loud and saying and doing nothing. I’d rather be the light than a partaker of the darkness.

Lord, help me to become a beacon of light in the dark places of souls of all those around me so they will glorify You.