Have you ever seen that T-shirt that reads: “My parents went to California and all I got was this T-shirt?”
Well friends, Jesus came to Earth….and we get way more than a T-shirt!
Maps show us where some one else has already been, right?
Warning signs keep us on the right road…….
The need for road maps has become clearer to me in recent years…..like when my wife and I became lost once, because I thought I knew the way…..I have to admit that I was the only one really lost!
Maps are only good to us if we read them right? Warnings only work if we believe them, right? If a sign warns us of a washed out road ahead….the sign would do us no good if we didn’t believe and accept what it says with the faith that there is really a washed out road ahead!
Jesus’s sacrifice means nothing to us unless we are willing to surrender to God by accepting and believing that what he has done is enough!
How about this warning within a promise……
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.“ .John 3:36
Here are a few things that come to my mind that Jesus has already experienced…..
Pain – Suffering – Humiliation – Lust – Betrayal – Loneliness – Degradation – Hunger – Temptation – Storms – Homelessness – Taxes – Death
Jesus gave his life…….. “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows.………..” Isaiah 53:4-5
All we have to do is believe Jesus died for us and accept that he did all that was required and believe that he has the power and loves us so much that we can take him at his word and bring him anything that we are experiencing and lay it at his feet and know that he will carry our burdens for us!
So, all we need to do is come to Jesus, after all……he’s already been there ahead of us!
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