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  1. Trevor Hammond
    18 May 2011 @ 10:42 pm

    An inspiring and encouraging article. I have noticed that the ‘pick me, pick me’ response is usually found in children as a result of their enthusiastic, ‘willing’ nature. Whether they perceive the task to be of interest, value, or work, doesn’t seem to deter them.

    The question that crosses my mind then is: “Do more hands go up with shouts of ‘pick me, pick me’ when there is a known reward/benefit at stake or when a task without a seeming reward/offer is made especially among us adults? When sacrifice, risk of danger, hardship and trials may come our way as a result of ‘raising our hands’ – do the hands still go up?

    However, it is good to take note that when we ‘see’ the extent of God’s Love in Christ, who died on the Cross for our sins (as the article points out), then how can we as children of God NOT say ‘pick me, pick me’ whatever the task at hand is, ‘pick me’, ‘send me’, ‘use me’. Knowing that there may be risk of danger, commitment and sacrifice, time and money, and who knows what… Yet without second thought some admirable Christian will always say ‘pick me’.

    Maybe that’s why Jesus said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. [Matt 18:3]