Friday, January 23, 2015

God is Calling You....Are You Coming?

Every parent knows the call and call but your children never seem to appear from around the corner. It isn’t because they’re hiding. Most likely, they are either listening to music and can’t hear you, or they are so engrossed in what they are doing; they’re not paying attention to the sound of your voice. So you call and call, and eventually go looking for them. “Didn’t you hear me?” And so the story of every parent-child relationship goes...

One day Jesus was calling a young man named Zacchaeus, who like so many others, spent many hours each day going about his work. “He was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.” (Luke 19.2) But unlike typical children, he immediately ran to see God and welcomed Him into his house joyfully. As a result of his immediate response to God’s call, he received a great gift.

“And Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19.10) If Zacchaeus had not been paying attention, he would not have heard God calling him; and if he didn’t hear God calling, he would never have received his blessing. He received the gift of salvation simply because he answered God’s call and responded.

God is calling you.....are you coming?

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