Way back in April I hit a low patch. My world spun out of control and nothing filled the empty hole inside me, not drugs or alcohol, not logic or sex, not money or video games.
Well, maybe video games. SubNautica is pretty cool.
The point is: I felt I couldn't go on.
I'd never given religion a fair shake, and hadn't planned on it. But I was in a RiteAid Pharmacy and something caught my eye. I saw the true distillation of faith. I reached for it, and it transformed my life.
I speak of course, of The Jelly Bean Prayer.
|Jesus saves your taste buds|
See! God likes candy. And he loves candy with a prayerful poem on the back.
Thank you, Lord, for these jelly beans that remind me of your love.
BLACK represents my sinful heart, keeping me from you above.
RED represents the blood you shed to provide salvation free.
WHITE shows the cleansing of my sin as I put my faith in Thee.
YELLOW is for heaven above, my new home I'll have someday.
GREEN is for the growth I will see as I read your Word and pray.
PURPLE shows you are King of all, the one I choose to obey.
Thank you, Lord, for these jelly beans.
They mean more than words can say.
And with salvation in my heart, I bought them ($5.99) feeling an overwhelming urge to put Jesus' holy beans deep inside my mouth.
There was a little card so I could give it as a gift.
|Hm. None of the beans were sheep flavored.|
|Hm. None of the beans were Jesus flavored.|
But I decided I needed the holy spirit to myself. I was a bit nervous. I mean, what if I like the black ones the best? They represent sin!
|Luckily, I liked the red ones the best. Which means I like blood.|
Well, that was easy. Next week, I'll complete my college degree by lighting Scientist Prayer Candles.
|Also my literature minor.|