“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”
~Luke 19:10, REB
Our seeking would be in vain except for the fact that He is seeking us.
Some days I pick up my bible, began reading and the sparks begin to fly. Yesterday as I read Luke 19, the LORD began speaking. Jesus came to Jericho because He was in route to Jerusalem where He would die for our sins. But there was this little fellow who lived in Jericho and he wanted to see what Jesus looked like but he was so short he could not see over the crowd so he goes ahead of the procession and climbs a tree so he can see what Jesus looks like. He was curious for certain but I believe he was also seeking. When Jesus got to the place where Zac was up a tree, He stopped and looked up at Zac; then Jesus said, “Come down, I am going to your place for lunch.” This is when old Zac made haste. He was excited that Jesus would spend time with him.
Jesus was busy and in route to His appointed destiny but He took time out for Zac. My point is this: had Jesus not cared about Zac’s salvation, He would have continued on his journey without delay. No doubt Zac was seeking Jesus but Jesus was also seeking Zac. Moses was a prophet, He knew the Israelites would one day abandon the LORD and so he said to them, “But from there [exile] you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. Jeremiah said the same thing to the exiles in Jeremiah 29:13, And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. When Jesus appeared in the first advent, some were seeking but most were not. Zac represents the seekers. If you are seeking Jesus, He will find you even if you are in a crowd or up a tree.
So our REFORM brothers have it wrong: they gut the gospel when they tell people that it does no good to seek. Both Zac and Jesus were seeking. If you are seeking, I can assure you that Jesus is seeking. He does not want you in hell, not now, not ever. Which brother in Luke 15 did the Father not love? The one who repented or the one who refused to repent? You and I have great difficulty loving someone who does not love us in return: God does not, He loved a lost world.
Chick-Fil-A Has Gone Gay!
I am heart broken over the Chick-Fil-A debacle. It is so hard to believe that an organization could be so blessed and yet be ungrateful to the One who has blessed them. As Rick Burgess said yesterday: they have betrayed their base and their founder. The SALVATION ARMY and the FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES are not anti-gay, they are pro-Jesus. They simply believe in biblical values and the bible teaches us that sexual deviancy is destructive to the individual and society. It is not politically correct to talk about AIDS in association with gays but what else can you associate it with. TRUTH and POLITICAL CORRECTNESS are two different things. I emailed Chick-Fil-A early yesterday morning; I couldn’t do my devotions until I got that off my conscience. I know how some of you think: “My boycotting doesn’t make a difference.” It does to me! If you can’t live without Chick-Fil-A and McDonald’s, you have a pitiful walk with God. My grand children may eat there but old grand daddy will not be paying for it. Go to their web site and get the info to contact them.