By now, if you have not had a bucket of ice water dumped on your head, you have at least seen videos of others reveling in the chilling joy of a miniature Arctic Ocean cascading over their domes. The ALS challenge has spread across the world faster than a speeding bullet. Sorry Superman something is faster than you. It is called the Internet. I have a friend who teaches school in what has to be one of the remotest towns in America yet he has Internet service and can read this devotional as soon as my neighbor across the street. My friend Rob lives in Gambell, Alaska, a tiny town on the western edge of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. He really knows about ice water. He doesn’t need a bucket.
Communication has come a long way since Jesus preached to and passed out bread and fish to 5,000 men plus women and children. It is with confidence that we can say that the Gospel has gone to the entire world. For anyone anywhere it is a mouse click away. But just because someone is able to hear the Good News or has heard about the Good News doesn’t mean they understand the Good News. I know people who have gone to church all their lives who don’t understand the Good News. They can tell you Bible stories and recite memory verses but they still worry about not being good enough to be saved. That is tragic. The Good News is not one of us will ever be worthy (good enough).
In Revelation 5 there is a search for one worthy to open the book sealed with seven seals. There was only one. That was Jesus. It is an inspiring chapter. Please read it sometime today.
Written by Roger Bothwell on August 25, 2014
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