Fresh Hope – Day 125

A Pastor friend of ours had a satellite dish fitted to his Church.

The engineer came and spent several hours making sure that the new dish was bolted safely in place and that all of the cabling was looking neat and tidy.

On the evening, when my friend went to try it out with a few of his leaders, he was disappointed to find that the reception was so poor, they couldn’t watch anything.

The next day, he called the engineer back, who upon investigation reported that the dish was just a few millimetres out.

He went on to say that even though it was just a few millimetres out on Earth, it could be as much as two miles out by the time it got to the satellite in space!

That story helps us to appreciate that just because your belief about Jesus is fairly close to what the Bible says, it might as well be miles away from the truth by the time it reaches God.

Take for instance a person that may say, ‘all roads lead to Rome,’ meaning, I believe that there is only one God and it doesn’t matter what I believe about the way to get to Him; I can choose whatever way suits me… it’s close enough, after all.

You’ll never reach God that way, because just like the satellite dish, you have to point it at a fixed place to get a clear signal.

The Bible makes the co-ordinates very clear when it says, ‘Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.’ (Acts 4:12)

That’s a pretty specific way and you can’t just leave it to chance or to what suits you.

Don’t just believe any old stuff in the hope that it’s close enough, instead, seek the truth and that way you’ll get a perfectly clear picture of who Jesus is.

Want to know God in a personal way?

Believe in JESUS… He’s the way.

Pastor Mark

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