Wednesday, September 12, 2012

He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

"And He said to them, 'He who has ears to hear, let him hear!' But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable. And He said to them, 'To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, so that,
‘Seeing they may see and not perceive,
And hearing they may hear and not understand;
Lest they should turn,
And their sins be forgiven them.’”

Are you listening? Are you watching? Are you paying attention to the things that are happening around the world, in this country, the nations, the land, sea and skies?

The Lord God is just a breath away from all of us. Today... tomorrow... weeks or years from now may be your last breath on this planet. Do you know where you will be going after this life has passed? Do you know Jesus?

You may believe that you're a "Christian" because you attend a church, but do you know Jesus personally? Have you placed your trust in Him to save you?

He calls us to come to Him. Desiring that no one should perish He sent His Son, Jesus to die on the Cross, to pay the price for our sinful condition. He calls us to repent, which simply means to turn around, turn from our selfish, sinful ways and turn to Him to save us through Jesus.

The parable of the lost son, in the Gospel of Luke, 15:11-32, is a wonderful illustration of this loving, Heavenly One who so desires us to know Him as Father.

If you don't know Jesus I pray you think about what is shared here. Consider these words. They come from someone who dearly cares about you and where you will spend eternity. Unfortunately it's become such a trite expression, but Jesus does love you.

'He who has ears to hear, let him hear!'