Answering God's Call

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Editor, Wisconsin Christian News:

May 2024

   Imagine seeing a FedEx truck suddenly stop at your home. You watch the driver fill his arms with gifts, all of them with your name on them. He approaches your entrance and rings the doorbell.

   How do you react?  Would you not throw open the door and exclaim, “Please come in! Are all those gifts for me?” Does your curiosity not beg to know what surprises await you in each of those gifts?

   In a similar manner in Revelation 3:20 we see Christ in the role of the FedEx driver: “Behold! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door I will come in and dine with him, (bringing gifts).” 

   One of the benefits we receive when we accept Christ’s invitation and develop a relationship with Him is His eagerness to fill our life with boundless surprises and blessings. September 22, 1989, was the day I listened to the advice of my son and mutual friend, Clint West, and responded to Christ’s invitation. My life has never been the same.

   In Jeremiah 29:11 God further tells us, “I know the plans I have for you; plans to give you hope and a future.” Thirty five years later God continues to reveal His never ending plans for me. 

   Unlike the Fed-ex driver who has no idea what gifts he brings or how  they will benefit the recipient, God knows exactly what gifts we need and  how they will give purpose to our lives, as they glorify Him.

   It saddens me when I think of all the people in this world, especially my friends and family members, who are going through life totally unaware of the exciting plans God has for them.

   Is God knocking at the door of your heart right now? Do you not wonder if He can truly transform your life, replace that emptiness with  new direction and new purpose, new friends? 

   Well then, what are you waiting for? Answer His call!  Accept His invitation!  Then watch your Creator fill your life with meaning, purpose and joy in ways you could never imagine.

-Dave Koy, Rothschild, Wis.

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