Ann Farabee: The message
It was one of those seconds in time that should have been forgettable, but was not.
My 13-year-old was talking to me about his school day when my phone beeped.
I was getting a message.
It diverted my attention for just one second.
I quickly saw that the message was unimportant, and looked back toward him to continue our conversation.
The moment had been lost.
Well, maybe not lost, because it did bring about this message to you.
How often have I missed the real message — because I was distracted by a message of lesser importance — or even of no importance?
No message is more valuable than THE message.
THE message is the one message that would be worthy of dropping everything else to hear. Have your ringer on. Listen for the beep. Do not let anything — or anyone — hinder you from receiving it.
Because it is from THE messenger.
It is a personal message just for you.
And at the same time — it is also a message for the whole world.
For the message you will hear is from the Holy Spirit, and the message will be heard in your heart.
As you receive it, may the love of the Messenger begin to pour out over you. May you know in your heart that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day.
And, as a result of that, you can have victory over death and live eternally in heaven.
I call it the message of salvation. And it is for each of us.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” — John 3:16
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” — Romans 3:23
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.” — Acts 16:31
“That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and will believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” — Romans 10:9
Some say it is as simple as ABC:
A — Admit you are a sinner.
B — Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
C — Confess Him as your Lord and Savior.
After you pray, tell someone. Begin to read the Bible daily. Talk to God throughout the day.
Receiving the message will be the best decision you will ever make.
The God of the universe living in our heart — that’s a whole lot closer to us than our cellphone!
Best message ever.
Let me know if you received the message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would love to hear from you!