Thursday, April 5, 2012

the deadline is near

Jesus said - "... Come you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world." Matthew 25:34

I shuttered, in 3 days my proposal was due.  Do you know that sense of panic? Deadlines, we all face them. No matter how much time we prepare, during those final days and hours, we can still find ourselves with much to do as the seconds tick by. At that point a sense of urgency kicks in and propels us into warp speed to finish the job.

Jesus found Himself with such a deadline... the one concerning His time on earth. Knowing His last few days were at hand, He unleashed many lessons to those around Him. To His followers, He encouraged them to choose rightly and righteously. To His critics, the religious leaders, He scolded them for misguiding His sheep. To the unbelievers, He gave warnings. He talked about being ready and watchful. And He instilled in them the hope of things to come. To Jesus losing His life was to gain... to gain and bear all our sins so we, as believers, may be with Him for eternity in paradise.  Thank you, Jesus!

have a thank-filled day!

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