Trinity Methodist Church
Saturday 18 May 2013 worship : community : family : faith
Yesterday I talked with someone who shared how her decision to attend an open house in the afternoon instead of in the morning, led to a chance meeting. Which has resulted in a very good marriage for her daughter and indeed all the family?
The bible tells us life is all about decisions, Jesus said we have to choose:
a narrow or a wide gate,
a narrow or a wide road,
The big crowd or a small crowd
We can choose
to Build on rock or sand
Serve God or riches
Be numbered among the sheep or goats
God has given us freedom of choice in so many matters; some appear to be of little or no consequence, whilst others have effect for this life and the next. No more so is this illustrated than when Jesus hung on the cross, on either side was a man convicted of a crime. Both men had made bad decisions in life; got in with the wrong crowd, wrong behaviour. They now find themselves in the very presence of God. One of them continues to make bad decisions, the other perhaps the one good choice he made in all his life. A choice which ushers him safely into paradise. One good choice for eternity offsets a thousand bad ones on earth.
Why did one man decide for Jesus and the other reject Him we do not know? We do know when one prayed Jesus loved him enough to save him, and when the other one mocked Jesus loved him enough to let him. Peter the disciple who denied Jesus returned to him and was restored. Judas made his choice and hung himself although the love and forgiveness of God was there for him too.
God allows and respects decisions. This Easter season consider Christ’s appeal of Love to you personally and make the best decision you will ever make by asking him to be your friend, savior and Lord.
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