The last time we were together, I asked a serious question, and you needed some time to think about it. It involved courage.
I asked you to think about someone you know who is lost. In other words, they are not lost as they missed the turn back at the big bend but lost as they do not know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
Do you realize?
There are still people in the world who don’t know Jesus personally.
Yep, and we all know at least one, if not several. I am willing to venture there may be one or two reading this who aren’t sure what knowing Jesus personally is all about.
Allow me to share with you, if that’s ok, why I write these blogs. I have one reason.
As I heard in a sermon one Sunday morning, Jesus is for everyone and anyone. That is great news!
Jesus is also the reason I have been writing blogs since 2012!
My friend, there are no membership fees or pre-requisites. You don’t have to keep a minimum balance in your bank account. You don’t have to wear the finest clothes or drive the fanciest car. Furthermore, you don’t even have to wear your hair a certain way or take a bath, for that matter. I know – gross, but I think you get the idea.
Jesus takes you just as you are. He plays no favorites. His love is for everyone. That includes you and me, everyone.
Let’s look at Romans 10:10-12.
“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him.”
That’s great news!
In this mini-series, we’ve discussed cooking and my cooking days. Cooking for 500 people requires courage. I cooked the food, customers ate it, and the waitress gave them a bill for what they ate. You couldn’t walk out the door without paying your check.
The good news is this – Jesus paid your tab already.
Furthermore, because your bill has been paid, your meal, if you will, is free.
When Jesus Christ hung on the cross at Calvary, he took on himself the wrath of Almighty God in our place. We owed a debt we couldn’t pay. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus paid our debt.
It takes courage for some people to speak to another about Jesus Christ. But know this; The Lord has given you what you need, so we need to be obedient to his calling.
Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Thank you, Lord, for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins and for paying the bill for us. Thank you, Lord, for the invitation to come and follow you and that the invitation is open to everyone. There is no discrimination in your invitation. It is open to everyone. I pray that more and more people will accept your invitation and come to know you as Lord. Father, as we think about those people we know who don’t know Jesus as Lord and Savior, we lift them to you and ask you to move in their hearts to take the next step. Lord, we ask for courage to speak to them today, and tell them the invitation is for them. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Thank you for joining me on this seven-part series on eggs. I appreciate you tagging along with me as I strolled down memory lane of the good ole days in the kitchen.