“Of such is the Kingdom of God”

So this is the way it is out there.

Today started off as one of those many days we see that seemly no one is interested in hearing about God, Christ or anything related. This of course is no surprise because of this part of the country that we live in. It has often been claimed to be the least churched state in America. Like any city, sin runs ramped here. This is a long way from the “Bible belt” as they call it. It is not unlikely to talk to a young person in the age bracket of 8 to 25, that has never heard the Gospel, or that doesn’t know who Christ was. You see blank faces as they walk by listening to the Gospel, as if to say, “what are they talking about?”

This is what hit me today. I was on this corner across from a very popular book store, standing there holding a tract in my hand, and occasionally sharing the message of Christ, sin, forgiveness, life etc. I had been there for about an hour, and no one had taken a tract, or made any real comments, except for a lady that started talking about believing in a “goddess”.

Now, this was not the norm to have an hour go by with no one taking a tract from me. However, this particular area has not been known to do a whole lot of receiving. I believe this is why he has laid it upon my heart again. I finally noticed off to my right, a lady pushing a man in a wheel chair. They were heading down the sidewalk coming straight towards me. As he passed by, he reached out and grabbed one. He put the tract up to his eyes as if he was going to read it. Then he began to make comments that let me know that he was mentally challenged. He kept asking what’s this? What’s this? And saying, “Why? Why? Why?”

I gently put my hand on his shoulder and knelt down and began to say, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus”. “He loves you, He loves you”. Soon, the light turned and the lady pushing him smiled and off they went. “Of such is the Kingdom of God”

“The first shall be last, and the last first”. I believe we will all be surprised at who all makes it into the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus was pretty plain on that subject. What a contrast to have seen a couple hundred people pass by that were walking, talking, smiling and laughing. Some appeared to be fairly well off as far as clothing, good looks etc. goes. But who was the only one who responded in a positive manner? The man who was mentally and physically challenged. This is the way it is.

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2 Responses to ““Of such is the Kingdom of God””

  1. Stella Says:

    Oh Richard, how beautiful – “If you have done it unto the least of these, you have done it unto Me.” The angels had to be smiling.
    Keep on – keeping on. God bless, Stella

  2. Richard Says:

    Stella, yeah it was another real eye opener to what the Kingdom of God is really like. Thanks, the Lord bless you!

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