The Messenger - July/August 2013


Someone's looking for you!



In this busy world, where so many prying eyes are frequently upon us, it is difficult to escape the surveillance that we are so often under. Transactions carried out, using our credit cards, mean that we can be easily tracked and our movements monitored. CCTV cameras are everywhere and with sites like Google Earth, very little remains secret; complete strangers can visit our homes and move down our streets, undetected. "Big Brother Is Watching!"

All this is disconcerting and intimidating, but someone is looking for you; Someone Who has no ulterior motives, no evil intentions and Who desires your welfare and eternal blessing. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil …" Jeremiah 29.11. His love for you and His interest in you are unparalleled. His eye is upon you every moment of every day and night. Even when you are forgetful of Him and He is not in your thoughts, He is caring for you, "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being" Acts 17.28, "… He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things" Acts 17.25. You may not have the slightest interest in Him but that does not diminish His interest in you. Who is this mysterious Friend? It is the Lord.

My dear friend, your life will never be fulfilling until you are linked to Christ. There will always be something missing while you keep this Friend at arm's length. You can never be satisfied until He is everything to you. The greatest reason for getting to know Christ is that you can never be in heaven without Him. He is the only Saviour of sinners, Acts 4.12; the only way to eternal rest, John 14.6; the only door to heaven, John 10.9 and His blood alone cleanses from all sin, 1John 1.7.

He is looking for you – do you not feel your need of Him? You have kept Him waiting for your response; you have treated Him with contempt, but still He waits.

Behold, a Stranger at the door,
He gently knocks - has knocked before;
Has waited long, is waiting still:
You use no other friend so ill.
(Joseph Grigg)

My friend, it is in your interests to be reconciled to this Friend, Who proved His love by dying alone upon the cross at Calvary to save you from hell and eternal judgment. You never asked for His help; you did not deserve Him to intervene on your behalf, but had He not cared sufficiently to come from heaven and bear the punishment you deserved forever, your case would be totally hopeless. However, because He loved you and sacrificed Himself for you, you can be saved eternally. I urge you to trust Him before He at last wearies of your continual rejection of Him and turns sadly away – forever.

Admit Him – for the human breast
Ne'er entertained so kind a guest;
Admit Him – or the hour's at hand,
When at His door denied you'll stand.
(Joseph Grigg)


Good news in brief


We need to look to God for His salvation.


When the Israelite sinned against their God He sent fiery serpents that killed many of them. God then made a way of escape and told Moses what to do.


"And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live." Numbers 21.8


"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else."
Isaiah 45.22



Reproduced from "Assembly Testimony" obtainable from W. Neill,
109 Lurgan Road, Banbridge, BT32 4NG, N. Ireland


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