Actor Cary Grant once told a story of how he was walking along a street when he met a man whose eyes locked with his. The man immediately got excited and said, "Wait a minute, you're...you're...I know who you are. Don't tell me! Uh...Rock Hud...no, you're..
Grant thought he'd help the man out, so he finished the man's sentence: "Cary Grant."
The fellow responded, "No, that's not it! You're..."
Cary Grant was clearly trying to identify himself to the man by plainly giving his name, but the fellow had someone else on his mind. The man couldn't accept who Grant was even though he clearly offered his identity.
When I was a kid we sang a song in Sunday school, and Bible school: "Everybody ought to know, everybody ought to know, everybody ought to know who Jesus is."
John said of Jesus: "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him." Even when Jesus identified Himself as the Son of God--the Messiah--the response was not a welcomed recognition. Instead, it led Jesus to the cross on which He was crucified for the sins of man.
Considering the times we live in today, this fact that every child and adult ought to know who Jesus is, is even more necessary.
"Have you a heart that's weary
Tending a load of care?
Are you a soul that's seeking
Rest from the burden you bear?
Who knows your disappointments?
Who hears each time you cry?
Who understands your heartaches?
Who dries the tears from your eyes?
Do you know my Jesus?
Do you know my friend?
Have you heard He loves you?
And that He will abide til the end?"
God bless you today, and remember that Jesus loves you!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!