February 20, 2019
As a child my mother taught me that when we ate a meal at a friend’s house, to never ask for something not on the table. To do so, was impolite and an insult to the host.
A couple invited a friend to help celebrate their child’s fifth birthday. When the father brought out the cake accompanied by chocolate ice cream, the guest asked, “Do you have any other flavor?” “No,” the father replied.
Often what you see is all you get. Be thankful.
The disciple, Thomas is an example of a person with Jesus before him, ask is there another way. “Lord,” Thomas said, “we don’t know where You’re going. How can we know the way?” Jesus looked at him and said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:5, 6, HCSB).
Lost people see the lavish banquet table set before them and ask is there something more? There is no other ice cream or something hidden from the table. If you want to know God, know Jesus. Be thankful, there is a way, and it’s the only way.
Think about these verses in Luke chapter 14:23, 24. “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in so that my house will be full. I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’”
Like so many people you face a decision, and there is one correct choice.
It’s not nice to be rude or impolite to people. To ask Jesus is there another way is fatal!