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The Name!

May 30, 2016 — Leave a comment

Over the course of my life, I have talked with a lot of people about Jesus.  I have listened to what people think it takes to get into heaven.  There are any number of answers out there from going to church to the infamous “being good.” But, I think the strangest explanation of all is one that I heard from one of my coworkers years ago.

As serious as he could be, he told me that he thought when you get to heaven, you will be asked three questions, and if you don’t mess those up too badly, (although that’s not exactly how he put it) you’ll get in.

What?  Where did he stumble upon that bit of incredibly bad information?  How do people come up with this kind of stuff?

I’ve always thought that some people will try anything but Jesus because if they admit there is a Savior, they will be faced with Truth and have to make a decision.

  Many may have to admit that there is an Authority greater than themselves which will again force a decision.  The only question that matters is this:  What are you going to do about Jesus?   Not the Jesus of your imagination but the Jesus of the Bible.

Acts 4:12 says, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”  There it is, the only Name, Jesus.

I’m very sad to say that my coworker died unexpectedly one day when he was 40 years old.  He met his Maker that very day, and I believe the only question he might have been asked was, “What did you decide about my Son, Jesus?”  Gwen~

Mourning~

September 4, 2015 — Leave a comment

My friends lost their son on a Sunday afternoon.  He was only 18 and getting ready to graduate from high school and go off to college.  His death was sudden and unexpected and from natural causes.

What can we say at a time like this?  How can we comfort them in an impossible situation?

This family has an intimate relationship with Jesus.  In times like this, only He can truly comfort.  As sad as we were, we have to trust Jesus with everything.  Words are beyond inadequate.

When David and Bathsheba lost their first child, David did something many wouldn’t understand.  In 2 Samuel 13 David fasted and prayed for God to save the stricken child, but when the Lord took the baby, David changed his clothes and worshiped.  When questioned, he answered, “I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”(v23)  Gwen~