Sunday, March 13, 2016

Ask, Seek, Knock

7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7: 7-14, NIV)

At the beginning of Lent, I chose the passages from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount to share each Sunday until Easter. I divvied up all of the verses to fit into the six weeks of Sundays, but just now, reading these lines – well, Jesus packs so much punch into these words that I am left wordless. Or not. I could type pages telling what these words mean to me, the pictures that come before my eyes.

Of course, there truly is nothing more that I can add. You need to read only what Jesus has to say and put it into your heart. You need to live His words, and not just these, but everything that He has to say.

Lord, God, Heavenly Father, thank You so much for sending Your Son Jesus to live among us. Help us to see that He still lives and is still with us. Amen.
The ground looks like it is ready for flowers. Are we ready for Jesus? 

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