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Trapped Behind an Open Door

"How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord [Jesus], was confirmed to us by those who heard him."1

One Sunday I was having lunch in a restaurant where a humming bird had flown in through an open door and couldn't find its way out. It flew to the highest window and was frantically trying to escape through the glass. The more it tried—and failed—the harder it worked at doing the same thing.

Little did it realize that a very simple way of escape lay one yard/meter below it—through a wide-open door.

It could see quite well but was trapped by its own blindness to the way of escape.

Fortunately one of the staff was able to climb on a ladder, caught the bird in a box and set it free. We all felt so good about its rescue that we applauded.

But how many people in today's world are struggling in a vain attempt to save themselves—spiritually—but are also trapped by their own blindness to the way of escape God has provided for their total and free salvation?

Would that we Christians would care about these lost souls all around us as much as the patrons cared about a "trapped" bird in a restaurant.

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank You for providing a way of escape from the penalty and judgment of my sin through the giving of Your Son, Jesus, by sending Him to die in my place on the cross so You could freely forgive me and give me the gift of eternal life in Heaven forever with You. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus's name, amen."

For help: Click on #2 below for the article: "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian—without having to be religious" or on http://tinyurl.com/8glq9

1. Hebrews 2:3 (NIV).

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