Think a minute…During World War II, an uneducated man who lived out in the hills brought this letter to the city to hand deliver it to the United States Army. Since he could not read or write, his wife had written it for him.
The letter said this: “Dear United States Army: My husband asked me to write a recommendation that he supports his family. He cannot read. Please take him. He ain’t no good to me. He ain’t done nothing but make trouble and drink beer since I married him 8 years ago.
And I got to feed his 7 kids. Maybe you can get him to carry a gun. He’s good at huttin’ squirrels and eatin’. Take him. I need his food and bed for the kids. Don’t tell him I said this, just take him.” Well, I suppose it’s safe to say that husband’s ignorance was not bliss! What he didn’t know did hurt him!
A story is told of a thief in ancient times who stole a very valuable coat. The coat was made of the finest materials, including buttons of pure silver and gold. When he returned to his friends after selling the coat in the market, they asked him how much money he’d got for the coat. He answered, “A hundred pieces of silver.”
His friends were shocked and upset. They said: “You only got a hundred pieces of silver for that rare, valuable coat!” The thief looked surprised and asked: “Why? Is there a number higher than 100?” You see, if you don’t know there’s more, you won’t ever get it. There’s so much in life for us to enjoy, just waiting for us to get it. If all you’re used to eating is bread and water, then you don’t know you could be eating steak and lobster!
There’s one person who can show you everything there is to be enjoyed in life. Naturally, that is the one who created life. Jesus Christ came to show us what it means to be fully human and fully alive, so we can live our lives to the fullest! He also knows the dangers that can trick and trap us. He’ll protect you from the pain you and your family will have if you don’t live your Maker’s way that He designed for your happiness.
So why not ask Jesus to forgive you for living your own way, and ask Him to take charge and start showing you how to live His satisfying way? It’s the only way you won’t miss out on every exciting, good thing He has planned for your life. Just Think a Minute…