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To Be Like Jesus

February 25, 2009

Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect [like Him], go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." Matthew 19:21

 

Jesus lays the challenge before us. Are we willing to apply this principle to our lives? Do we want to be like Him? I think we would be hard pressed to find a Christian who doesn’t want to be like Christ. But are we willing to be obedient? Do we not demonstrate our faith through obedience? Are we willing to abandon all for Him? In this modern world we do not often see selflessness practiced – we see selfishness practiced. The word of God is clear. The eternal principle of holding up our fellow man is clear.

One of our greatest challenges in ministry is simply having the funds necessary to carry on – to respond to the human catastrophe around us. Praise the Lord, He multiplies the bread and fish and provides daily people who give sacrificially to love our brothers and sisters refugees/migrants. They continue to come – from all over the continent – practicing their human right of migration. We cannot see how it is possible to have the means to help in the days ahead, but we do have faith – faith that beyond the door of uncertainty Jesus is there and, perhaps, you are there, willing to stand in the gap, to hold the ropes, to reach across the sea with the love of Christ for Africa.

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