I read about a small boy who was consistently late coming home from school. His parents warned him one day that he must be home on time that afternoon, but nevertheless he arrived later than ever. His mother met him at the door and said nothing. At dinner that night, the boy looked at his plate. There was a slice of bread and a glass of water. He looked at his father's full plate and then at his father, but his father remained silent. The boy was crushed.
The father waited for the full impact to sink in, then quietly took the boy's plate and placed it in front of himself. He took his own plate of meat and potatoes, put it in front of the boy, and smiled at his son. When that boy grew to be a man, he said, "All my life I've known what God is like by what my father did that night."
The punishment that we were supposed to suffer, Lord Jesus Christ took it upon himself. The blessings that God, the Father has promised his only begotten, beloved son Jesus has been now given to us through the mighty sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary!!
How many of us realize that it is our plate that was supposed to be empty? How many of us feel the love and grace of our Lord God in the Salvation plan? The Father's love is seen clearly when He sent His only Son Jesus to save this mankind. Do we dare doubt it?
Take the full plate that Jesus is offering you today! The forgiveness for all your sins and sonship with his inheritance. He is more than willing to help us accept him as our personal Saviour so don't delay the salvation God has willingly paid for!!
By Carolyn Thomas