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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Joanne Lowe's Meditations: 'Just As We Are'

 “And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.  Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 18:2-4 (King James Version)
     Sometimes we try to impress our neighbors and our friends with our big homes, our expensive cars and our job titles but these things don’t impress God.  What touches the heart of God is the condition of our heart.  We can’t buy our salvation.  It is only through the redeeming blood of Jesus that we are saved.
     We are not worthy to enter into the presence of God but through the blood of Jesus we can come boldly into His presence.  Our job titles don’t impress God.  It doesn’t matter if we are pastors, missionaries, writers, choir directors, Sunday school teachers or evangelists.  To Him, we are just His little children.
     Just as He wants us to come to Him as little children when we accept Jesus as our personal Saviour, so He wants us to come to Him as little children going to their parents.  It is important to tell God that we love Him and need Him.  We want Him to tell us that He loves us.  We should also tell Him that we love Him.
     Heavenly Father, we do love You.  We praise You and thank You for being a compassionate, loving, forgiving and merciful Father.  Help us to come to You as little children instead of trying to impress You.  We are helpless without You, dear Father.  We need You every minute of every day.  Amen. 
Joanne Lowe
June 13, 2012

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