Being Human

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Posted 10/1/09 at 11:56 AM | Ron Hutchcraft

A Party in Your Honor

This may come as a surprise to you, but someone would love to have a party in your honor - the angels in heaven. It would be hard to say "No" to a party!

Jesus said in Luke 15:4-7 of God's Word, "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."

Rejoicing in heaven when one person comes home spiritually is a great picture! It seems that the angels break into a celebration - a welcome home party - when someone turns from their sin to Jesus. Some of us stumble over that word "sinner"; we don't like to think that applies to us. That's somebody else, right? The Bible clearly says, "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Every one of us has missed the way that we were created to live. FULL POST

Posted 8/28/09 at 4:21 PM | Ron Hutchcraft

No Vacancy

Is there a vacancy in your heart? There are times when a hotel or motel has run out of rooms and there is no vacancy. You are turned down and you can't stay there.

Now the One who died for you knocks on the door of your heart again, but He won't forever. One day you will, in a sense, be knocking on the door of heaven. If you have never opened your heart for Jesus to become your own Savior from your own sin, there will be no vacancy there for you.

The Word of God in John 1:11 says, "Jesus came to His own, but His own did not receive Him." Jesus comes to people he created and they have no room for Him in their lives. That started the night He was born. His father and about-to-deliver mother were desperate for a room, but the innkeeper put out that sign that said, "No vacancy." FULL POST

Posted 8/20/09 at 9:40 AM | Ron Hutchcraft

Where Trust is Born

Maybe you've been betrayed, abused, abandoned, or deeply hurt by people you should have been able to trust and it's hard for you to trust anyone. You've been hurt too often. That's Gal's story, too.

Most dogs are pretty aggressive in meeting strangers by coming right up to you, maybe even on you, but not Gal. She retreats when she sees people. She cowers and she trembles because she had been severely abused by several previous owners before she came to a safe home. She has a hard time even trusting people who want to treat her right, but she's missing a lot of loving that way. Wounded, afraid to trust, and missing a lot of love—that's not just the life story of abused dogs, it's the life story of millions of people.

It might be hard for you to trust someone who wants to treat you right, maybe even the Person who wants to give you the deepest love a human being can ever experience—God. You're not even sure how you feel about Him. There have been tragedies you don't understand and questions unanswered. FULL POST

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