Today's reading in the One Year Bible includes reading from the book of Revelation. Revelation includes a spiritual accounting given by Jesus to His church.
Have you ever wondered what YOUR spiritual accounting would look like? Let's say you go out to get the mail today and in the mail is a letter from Jesus. You open the letter and inside is your spiritual report card. What do you think the grade letter would be, and why? Do you think you would be all cheesy grins, staring at your A+++++++++++ because you're on a spiritual roll right now? Or would you quickly bow your head and bury the letter in the rest of the mail, ashamed at your failing grade because you haven't opened your Bible since summertime?
Truth is, no matter where we are in our walk, we all desperately need Jesus. That's why I'm so thankful for Christmas time; because my thoughts so often return to my savior. I love the account of Jesus' birth given in the book of Luke: "And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:9-11 NKJV)
Be encouraged church family, God sent his Son to save each and every one of us. He's not concerned whether you're pulling an A or an F in this moment. What he does want to know is that you've opened your heart to Him and invited Him to come and sup with you.
Harry "Red" Redman