Matthew 19:23-26

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”  When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:23-26

Dear Jesus,

I know I am the rich man you refer to.  As an American, I have more than 96 percent of the world does.  But even on days I don’t feel rich, I am tempted to want to be rich.  So, your metaphor still applies to me.  That’s what scares me.  It reminds me that it is impossible to be so wealthy and to be truly alive spiritually at the same time.  It is impossible!  But you do the impossible.  You make rich people like us members of your kingdom, people of true faith, children of God.  I know you saved me and that all I have is on loan from you.  I am yours and all my stuff is yours. Thank you for passing through the needle’s eye to save a person like me.

AMEN

Pastor Don Patterson

The most incredible thing God has ever done for you is to convince your heart of the worth of his Son.