WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
.......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/tabco_main
Getting to know God together.
Have you ever heard of the
"pearl of great price"?
That saying comes from the wonderful story Jesus told, one of His parables.
Jesus had gone away from the huge crowds that followed Him about. He went to be quiet into a house with His disciples. There Jesus explained to them mysteries about the kingdom of heaven. One of the parable mysteries He explained was the story of the pearl of great price. The pearl is the Church of the Lord Jesus. This Church is not a building, it is everyone together who have received Jesus as their Saviour, and have been born-again. Jesus called us His pearl. The pearl is a perfect unity, not many pieces to it, but is just one round smooth harmony. Everyone who makes up the pearl of great price is very precious indeed to our Saviour and Lord. He paid a big price to buy us, that price was His own death on the Cross of Calvary.
Jesus gave Himself to purchase the Church, the pearl. And He is now getting you and I and everyone who is a part of the Church, ready to meet Him. One day Jesus Christ will come again, and those who are His Church will rise to meet Him in the air. And they will always be with Him forever, and ever.
“That he might present it
to himself a glorious church,
not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing;
but that it should be holy and without blemish (no fault).”
Have you received Jesus as your
If you have then you are a part of the pearl of great price, and are very precious to the Lord. You should do everything you can to let Jesus make you a godly person so that you will please Him when you meet Him one day. You can obey God’s Word and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Here are some verses which God has given you to obey:
“Children, obey your parents
in the Lord: for this is right.
Honour your father and mother;
which is the first commandment with promise;
That it may be well with thee (you),
and that thou mayest (may) live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:1-3).
Here is a verse for fathers as well:
GOD BLESS YOU EVERY ONE!
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