A young law school student was on his way to class on a cold, blustery day in
January. As he was walking to class, he watched a young boy ice skating on a
To his amazement, the ice broke and the boy was drowning before his eyes. Without hesitating, the young law student ran to his rescue. He made his way with bravery to the edge of the hole and saved the boy from certain death.
Years went by and the law student became a very successful lawyer and was eventually promoted to judge. One day, a dirty, long-haired man was brought before him for committing some serious crimes. Right away the judge remembered the man as the boy he saved the day at the pond. He called for the man to approach the bench. When he did, the judge said, "one day a long time ago I was your savior, but now I have become your judge."
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Jesus will be our judge one day as it is written in Romans 14:11-12 "As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God." I encourage you to live for the Lord. Ask Him to guide your steps and show you all that He wants you to do. God is faithful to hear and answer your prayers.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him (Psalm 145:18) and is faithful to cleanse us from all unrighteousness once we confess our sins to the Lord (1 John 1:8). I encourage you to seek the Lord and ask Him to come into your heart and life if you have never done so before. God is a loving God and He loves you. Never let anyone tell you that God doesn't love you or that you are beyond saving. Jesus loves you and He came to Earth and died for you. He will welcome you with arms stretched wide once you call upon Him, just as a father welcomes their child. He will come into your life and be your Lord, Savior and Friend. Jesus has done it for millions of others and will do the same for you, because He loves you.
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