The Church—Part 3
Multitudes waited in the courtyard outside the King’s castle to be given permission to enter the palace room. One by one they would have their turn to present their request to the King. Upon entering, they bowed their head and waited quietly for the King to motion for them to come close and give their request. Some of them had much to say, others made their petitions quickly; all of them exited the royal residence by thanking the King and backing up in a humble respectful way, according to court etiquette. Most wondered whether their request would be honored.
Everyday in the afternoon, the King set aside time when his many children came bouncing in to see him. They came rushing in the side doors with great joy. “Daddy, daddy, we had so much fun down at the lake today,” one said. Another yelled, “Daddy, look at the fish I caught! It was a struggle to get him in the boat, but I did it, I did it all by myself!” Others came running in, even with mud on their shoes, but thought nothing of it, after all, they knew their father wouldn’t mind. They knew well their father’s big smile. With open arms all the children ran to him to kiss his face and climb up on his lap. They had so much to share with him, but they always quieted down when he began to speak. They knew what he had to say would be wonderful, even if they were being corrected.
And oh how they loved his stories and teachings about life. These were times they cherished, embraced in their father’s love and joy. They were all well aware that this was the very best time of the day—not just for them but for father as well.
Dear friend, which of these two groups of people do you relate to?
If you have repented of your sins and given your life to Jesus Christ, you have no business coming to our heavenly Father in a fearful or beggarly manner. Jesus died to give you life abundantly. The abundant life is the gift of His Father.
Did you know that Father loves you just as much as He loves His Son Jesus?
(See John 17:23)
“... 'Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.' And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.” (Mark 10:14-16)
This is that...which the blood of Jesus has obtained for us:
“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, 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.” (Hebrews 10:19-22)
Don't know God yet?
If you do not have a personal loving relationship with Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ, pray the prayer listed at "Don't know God?"