Friends

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It is interesting how every day things can be reminders of how much Christ has done for us.
I left work early today trying to get ahead of our latest winter storm. Sleet and freezing rain had already made the roads icy and dangerous. As I was driving down the last steep hill to enter the on ramp to the main highway just ahead of me a modot (Missouri Dept.of Transportation)  truck was scraping the road and spreading salt. I was able to follow him all the way down the steep grade on to the highway.

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In the moment I definitely found a new best friend.

As I thought about how grateful I was for his service and his help I was reminded of my true best friend. The One who went the distance for me, the One who now goes ahead of me to help me through all the storms of life. And while I am truly grateful for my unknown friend in the salt truck, I am eternally grateful for this friend who sticks closer than a brother, his name is Jesus. If you are reading this and you do not know Him it would be an honor to introduce you to Him.

For God expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life. John 3:16

When the time was right, the Anointed One, Jesus, died for all of us who were far from God, powerless, and weak. Romans 5:6

But think about this: while we were wasting our lives in sin, God revealed His powerful love to us in a tangible display—the Anointed One died for us. As a result, the blood of Jesus has made us right with God now, and certainly we will be rescued by Him from God’s wrath in the future. Romans 5:8-9

So if you believe deep in your heart that God raised Jesus from the pit of death and if you voice your allegiance by confessing the truth that “Jesus is Lord,” then you will be saved! 10 Belief begins in the heart and leads to a life that’s right with God; Romans 10:9-10

For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected  has now become the cornerstone. There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. Acts 4:11-12

 

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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2 Responses to Friends

  1. Pingback: My Article Read (3-12-2015) (3-13-2015) | My Daily Musing

  2. ptl2010 says:

    Yes, Jesus is our best Friend – faithful and true.

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