Not What—But Who
"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."1
I have read how Hayley Mills, a child star at the time, was escorted through Disneyland. As she was led past hundreds of people standing in line, a security guard attempted to stop her. "Hey there," he called to Haley's escort, "who do you think you are? Walt Disney?" Imagine his mortification when the escort turned around and said, "As a matter of fact I am Walt Disney."
As the saying goes, "It's not what you know but who you know." That certainly holds true to get into many places. Joy, my wife, had the opportunity to be a guest at the inauguration of President Bush. How come? Because of someone she knew. She was a very good friend of the mother-in-law of a high ranking military officer who was stationed at the White House. Joy phoned me from the ball room to share her excitement about seeing the president in person. Jokingly I kidded, "Have you touched the hem of his garment yet?"
There is one place much greater than any inauguration ball, the White House, or Buckingham Palace where so many would like to be invited to. However, to be invited to this one place it is absolutely imperative that we know the only person who can get us in—yes, it's into God's heaven. And that person is Jesus. You may know about Jesus, but do you know him as your Savior? And does he know you? If not, I urge you to accept his invitation to meet him today. For help, be sure to read the article: "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian without having to be religious" at: www.actsweb.org/christian.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you that your invitation to heaven is to 'whosoever will may come.' Thank you that that includes me. I confess that I am a sinner and thank you for dying in my place to pay the penalty for all my sins. I accept your invitation to come to you for my salvation, to ask for and accept your forgiveness, and to receive the gift of eternal life so that I will live with you forever in heaven. Thank you for your great gift of salvation and thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
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1. Acts 4:12 (NIV).