Friday, December 18, 2009

The Lost

The Old Testament tells the story of the chosen ones. These people are special in God's eyes. No matter how far they fell or how much they complained, God promised that they would be delivered from evil. For centuries, prophets predicted that a Savior would come to save God's chosen people.

This special moment will be celebrated in just seven days. The good news for all of us that are not Jewish is that we have also been invited to meet our Creator. When Jesus was born, everything changed. He opened doors for us that had been locked shut for thousands of years when man turned away from God.

If the doors are open and all of us are invited to the banquet, why are so many lost? Maybe it has something to do with the condition the world is in today. Yesterday, the post was all about the season of winter. Many of us are facing the longest and coldest season of winter ever. Spring seems so far away. The economy is in the middle of a blizzard. What is the next step?

Jesus has the best answers to these questions. He tells us that if we have two coats, give one to someone who doesn't have any. If we are in a position to charge for our services, be careful not to overcharge so that the poor will not be taken advantage of. Whatever we do for the least of His children, we do for Him.

Let's help the lost to be found. Together, we are many hands and feet for our Savior. He is asking us to help the lost. As we prepare for Christmas, lets concentrate on the lost during these next seven days and beyond. Let's make a difference for someone else during this very special time of year...

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