Volume 33 Number 51

Secret Agent… Oh Man

I felt all secret agent-y today as my wife passed me my wallet in a drive by in front of the Sonic. The events that led up to the “pass,” if you choose to pursue them, are as follows. Subject One (my wife), left the home at 7:25 a.m. to take the oldest sibling to the school. At 7:35 a.m., although Subject Number Two (me) started looking for his wallet at 7:25, still hadn’t found objective. Subject Number Two then calls Subject Number One to see if the object is in her vehicle. Objective is located and meeting site was established, which then led to the pass of object. It was after the phone call that Subject Number Two realized that no matter how long he looked for his wallet in the house, he would never find it. How often do we look for things without finding them, because we look in the wrong place?

From the times of the prophets, the Israelite nation was looking for the Messiah. They knew what signs to look for “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert (Isa 35:5-6).” They even knew his birthplace, “the city of David.” Yet, Jesus fulfills all prophecies, and the Israelites are looking somewhere else because Jesus didn’t satisfy their idea of salvation.

Today we live in a world looking for fulfillment. They seek it in work, education, popularity, nice car, nice house, personal accomplishments, their children’s accomplishments, etc. The end result is a people who appear successful but don’t have what they need. The heart that is content is the heart that has not only found Jesus, but knows Him.

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it (Matthew 7:13-14).
Wade McKnight, Southern Oaks Church of Christ, Chickasha, OK


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