Happy Monday reader! Glad to have you back. It’s been a fun week last week, we had some good times. I have to admit this right up front, I honestly had nothing to write about for this morning until about 11:00 Saturday night when my family was having prayer time before bed. I’ve been a bit distracted lately, and that being said, it may be a little short today.
Here we go: if the disciples of Christ do what they are supposed to do, no one will leave hungry.
In the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus provides a meal for thousands and we are not told if anyone left without having enough. One commentator said that if anyone left hungry it was either because they refused the provision of Jesus, or because the disciples did not reach them with the food.
The lesson is that Jesus will always provide more than enough, and yet if people do not receive that provision it is either because they do not accept it, or because we, Christ’s disciples have failed to reach them with that provision. Grace is that God would save just one soul on earth from sin and destruction. God is not obligated to give every soul on earth a chance to verbally hear the witness and testimony of His gospel. Creation is witness enough. But, we as Christians are obligated to reach as many people with the gospel as we are physically able for as long as we’re alive.
It’s challenging, comforting, and sad that the fault will never be upon God for a sinner missing Heaven and glory. If a soul goes to Hell, it will be because they did not accept Christ’s free provision. If our added witness could’ve, moved them to accept God’s love, then we are responsible by keeping silent. God will save who He will, through you and me. If we stay silent about His love, we are above all men most miserable.
The provision is enough and overflowing to save the lost soul. The Christian’s need to go and tell. God calls every Christian to something different, but a calling we all have in common is to share the gospel: to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. For how shall they believe if they have not heard and how shall they hear except someone preach the gospel to them.
Go live your calling. There is enough salvation to save all men, but are there enough witness to tell them of it? I don’t say by any means that God is dependent upon the will and whimsy of Man to accomplish His plans. But our actions in this life have eternal consequences and God allows all men a chance to accept or reject Him. If we reject His calling to preach the word, there are eternal repercussions. I do not attempt to know the mind of God, but I intend to obey His Word.
As always, thanks for reading, and go tell someone about the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.
–the anonymous novelist