It is the greatest privilege to call the One who has created the heavens
and the earth and all that is within them our Father. The Lord who has
made all things for His good pleasure has extended His kingdom to us that
whosoever shall believe and trust on the finished work of God’s only
begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ shall have everlasting life with Him
forevermore. God's plan of salvation is made simple because of the
sacrificial death of His One and only Son, Jesus Christ. All who believe
and trust in Him are made clean again in God's sight and are made righteous
before His eyes. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords and wishes to
call you His child. Call upon His name and allow the Lord to cleanse you
and make you a new creation in Christ. (Galatians 4:3-7) (Acts 4:12)
I hope this message encourages your heart to see that it is only through
the Lord Jesus Christ that one can obtain salvation and an eternity in
heaven above. The Bible says that there is no other way that one can come
to the Father except through the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 14:6)
MEETING THE KING
There once was a little boy who wanted to meet the King. He set off walking
across the beautiful countryside towards the King's castle. He walked and
walked, thinking of all the wonderful things that he and the King could
talk about, and he imagined how beautiful the castle was. He was just a
little boy, and he wanted so much just to talk to the King, see Him on His
thrown, as well as be in His presence.
Finally, after many long days of walking, the King's castle came into view.
It was even more majestic than the boy had imagined! He couldn't wait to
tell the King how beautiful everything was and how much he had enjoyed his
walk across the countryside. The boy began to run towards the castle!
However, as the boy got closer to the outside of the castle, he noticed
there was a huge fence all around it, and there was a big fancy gate in
front of the castle. As the boy neared the gate, he was stopped by a gate-
keeper. When ask if he had an appointment to see the King, the boy said
no, and was told he would have to leave.
“I just want to see the King...” the little boy began in a halting voice.
“That's not possible, unless you have an appointment, said the gate-keeper.”
Well, the little boy didn't have to be told twice. After all that walking,
after all that thinking, after all that wishing and hoping, he turned and
ran. He was sad and so very disappointed.
He began to cry. All he wanted to do was tell the King wonderful things,
and see all the beautiful things in the King's house. But he couldn't even
get near the castle! The boy finally stopped running and sat down and just
A young man happened to be coming down the path at that very moment. He
was carrying a sack over his shoulder and whistling a happy tune. He saw
the little boy and stopped.
“What's wrong, young man? Why are you so sad?” he asked.
“Sir, I've been walking for several days just to see the King, but the
gate-keeper won’t let me in. I just wanted to tell the King how lovely
everything is and see all the nice things in his castle. If only I could
tell the King that I just wanted to see him!” wailed the little boy.
“Whoa! Slow down a little. Sounds like you've had a rough time today.”
With that, the man set down his sack and began to rummage through it.
“Would you like to have a fresh apple?” asked the man.
“Yes, thanks, said the little boy. I don't think I'll ever go back there!”
The man looked at the little boy thoughtfully. “Look, why don't you try
again. I'll go with you this time.”
The man smiled at the little boy, who was obviously concerned for his
safety; apparently thinking the gate-keeper would be really mad if the boy
returned a second time. The man stood up and dusted himself off.
“C'mon with me. Maybe we can find something else to eat along the way.”
the man said, holding out his hand.
The little boy looked up at the man, and looked in the direction of the
castle. He was so close! Well, he reasoned, even if I can't see the King,
maybe I can find something else to eat before I begin my walk home.
With that, the little boy got up and took the man's hand. He gripped the
man's hand tighter and tighter as they got closer to the King's castle.
Finally, the gate-keeper spotted them: one very frightened boy holding the
hand of a man with a sack over his shoulder. As they drew close, the
little boy couldn't stand it anymore.
“Look, mister, we don't have to do this... I don't want you to get hurt.
I'll just be on my way. It was nice of you to stop...thanks for the
apple...we can just turn around now...” the boy began to babble again.
The man held the little boy's hand firmly and said, “Child, you've come
this far with me...how about trusting me a little longer? Let's just see
“OK...” said the little boy.
The pair came closer to the castle and the gate-keeper watched them
approach. The man looked down and winked at the boy. The boy really thought
the man might be crazy...until he looked back at the gate-keeper -- who
was smiling now! The big gate in front of the castle was swung wide open.
The little boy was amazed!
“Who are You?” asked the little boy in astonishment.
“Why, I'm the King's Son. By placing your trust and faith in me, you can
enter the Castle and be with the King,” said the man.
The little boy had a huge smile on his face.
“Can I go home and tell my parents about you?” asked the little boy. “So
they can come to visit and praise the King, too!”
Jesus threw His head back and laughed. He thought that was the best thing
that anyone could do.
Would you like to see the King? Let me introduce you to His Son...Jesus
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring
forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”
Hebrews 10:22-24 “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of
faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies
washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith
without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;) And let us consider
one another to provoke unto love and to good works.”
2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the
whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is
perfect toward Him...”
Psalm 139:1-6 “O LORD, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest
my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my
ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, Thou knowest
it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand
upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot
attain unto it.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: HE TOOK MY PLACE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD'S FAITHFULNESS
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry