Thursday, October 25, 2007

silver cross gimmick

During WWII, there was a battle in Italy and a young soldier was under fire. He was running for cover and he dove into a foxhole with bullets whizzing over his head. Frantically he started to dig down deeper to make more room. He was scraping away the dirt with his hands. As he was digging, he saw something hidden in the dirt. It was a silver cross, left by whoever was in that hole last.

At just that moment, someone else dove into the foxhole behind him…with the bullets whizzing by. The soldier looked up and saw that it was a chaplain. Holding out the cross, the young soldier gasped, “Am I glad to see you! How do you work this thing?

People so often think there is some trick or gimmick to getting love from God. But I’m here to tell you, there is no secret code. It’s simple! God LOVES YOU.

You say, “Joel, you have no clue what I’ve done.” That’s true I’m clueless. But God has more than just a clue! He knows your whole story, inside and out.

And in spite of anything you’ve ever done, the Bible says “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” He wants to forgive you and give you a fresh start. He wants to empower you to live a NEW life, freed from the power that sin has over you.