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.
Wouldn’t it be silly if we went to that factory and didn’t take any free gifts of chocolate? We would be donkeys if we just looked at everyone else taking hand-fulls, and we just said, “no thank you.” We could do that if we didn’t realise that the chocolate was really free. If we thought we had to pay. If we thought that we couldn’t afford to buy it. But no, we could have free samples all right. So we took what was freely offered. Wouldn’t you?
Once there was a minister in church who said, “I have something very valuable in my hand. The first boy or girl who comes forward can have it.” No one moved at first. The kids were not sure whether he meant it or not. They thought there was some trick to this. At last one small boy got up. He came forward and said, “I would like what you have in your hand.” When the pastor opened his hand he had a five dollar note in it! Did the boy get it? Yes, the pastor gave it to him. He said, “I told you that you could have it if you would come and get it.” The pastor then explained that Jesus Christ is offering boys and girls wonderful things FREE. But just like the kids who wouldn’t take the five dollars, many kids do not take the free gifts Jesus is offering them. Why? Because they don’t really believe in Him or His wonderful gifts. Do you?
are those FREE gifts?
Jesus is saying,
“Come to Me. If you will come I will give to you a life that will never ever end. I will give to you a home in heaven. I will forgive everything you have ever done wrong. I will forgive your sin. I will make you My own child forever. I will make you happy, and will care for you always.”
you taken the FREE things Jesus is offering you?
It would be silly not to.
the wages of sin is death;
but the GIFT of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
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