Out In the Cold
Iâ€™m a bit sad this morningâ€¦ there is a street cat in my neighborhood. He has been around for a year or two, and is dirty and unkeptâ€¦ still, Iâ€™ve always tried to get him to come eat some food, maybe get to know him and adopt him (despite my wifeâ€™s protests LOLâ€¦ it isnâ€™t that she doesnâ€™t love animals but she recognizes that I would have a house full of animals if not for her good sense)â€¦ but this cat wouldnâ€™t come near me in the summer, and sadly heâ€™s even more elusive in this arctic cold. I just saw him, called and called to him and he still ran from me. It troubles me because I have no idea how he is surviving this winter.
Standing there feeling a sense of panic for the cat, I realized, this is how so many of us deal with call of Jesus Christ. He wants nothing more than to help us â€“ adopt us even â€“ and yet we flee into the more difficult and harmful ways. Stop running and answer the call my friends, donâ€™t be left out in the cold.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Revelation 3:20 ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
by Brother Chris