June 20, 2020
“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” John 1:10-13
You’ve heard the saying, “It’s a small world.” Well if you have ever traveled much you know this is true. During the ten years I traveled for World Changers I was amazed at how often I would find a connection with other people at the project. One year there was a church from Albany, GA. I asked them if they knew where Ty Ty, GA, was and most of them did. Peggy and I were married in Ty Ty, GA.
I met a lady one time who was from Moody, AL. I asked her if she had ever heard of a Rev. Harvey Taylor who was at First Baptist Moody. She said she had heard of him. That was Peggy’s Dad. We got to a project once and found a church that had been at another project with us a few years earlier. We reacquainted with old friends. I even met a lady who worked at Samford University and when I told her I graduated from there we began to talk about professors and even some people I had known. It really is a small world.
The saying, “It’s a small world,” has got me to Just Thinking! Ever wonder how heaven is going to be. When we get to heaven we are going to find a common bond with everyone we see. That common bond will be Jesus. It was really the same common bond that made it so easy to talk to the different groups at the WC projects. Jesus had brought us to the projects and I don’t believe it was by accident.
When we get to heaven we will be of one accord. We will be all alike without anything to separate us. We will have one goal in mind. That goal will be to praise and glorify the one who brought us there in the first place. His name is Jesus.
I find it hard to believe that there are some who will not be in heaven because they will not recognize Jesus as the way to heaven. I am sadden to know that some will not become children of God because they fail to believe in His name. I will work and pray that before I leave for heaven that I will be able to continue to share the good news of Jesus Christ so that more will have the assurance that they will be born of God.
If you don’t know Jesus and believe in His name I implore you to take the time to know Him and receive Him. “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God”
Dear Lord, I so look forward to the day I can see Jesus face to face. If when we are in your presence we find those whom we knew here on earth it will be a great and wonderful day. If we only have time to glorify you I will be proud to sing and praise you forever. Thanks for giving anyone the opportunity to receive you. Thanks for making us all children of God. In your holy name I pray, Amen.