Jesus came preaching that “the Kingdom of God is at hand.” What was there about that Kingdom that got these fishermen so excited? And why are we not just as excited today? Maybe we don’t understand what the Kingdom is. Or maybe it just hasn’t been presented very well.
It reminds me of a woman who read somewhere that dogs were healthier if fed a tablespoon of cod liver oil each day. So each day she followed the same routine. She chased her dog until she caught it, wrestled it down, and managed to force the fishy remedy down the dog’s throat.
Until one day when, in the middle of this grueling medical effort, the bottle was kicked over. With a sigh, she loosed her grip on the dog so she could wipe up the mess.
To her surprise the dog trotted over to the puddle and begin lapping up what had been spilled. The dog loved cod liver oil. It was just the owner’s method of application that the dog objected to.
Sometimes I think something like that has happened to the Good News of the Kingdom of God. It has been so poorly presented to us that we have never been captured by its attractiveness and its power.
Thanks to King Duncan
Has the Good News of the Kingdom of God captured YOUR attention? If not, why not?
IT’S SAD WHEN SOMEONE COMES TO YOU LOOKING FOR JESUS….AND ALL THEY FIND IS YOU!