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A Visit to the Vet


“Do you remember the time you took the dog to the vet?”

Somebody asked me that question just a few days ago. How could I forget it, when it was one of the most embarrassing moments of my whole life! I was sitting in the car, with the dog perched on the front passenger seat. It was a hot day and the window was open, and I was combing my hair, when a cat walked right across the bonnet of the car. The dog went ballistic, and it took all my efforts to stop him from leaving the vehicle through the open window!

Later on, sitting the vet’s waiting room, I noticed a few people staring at me, and some were sniggering. It was only when I scratched my head in bewilderment that I remembered the big red comb, still firmly embedded in my hair!
Remember that incident? How could I ever forget it!

Now the Bible talks about things that we’re to remember. Writing to the Ephesians, Paul says,
‘Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.’

They are to remember what the Lord has done in their lives! It’s something I remember every time I meet in worship with other believers. I remember what the Lord has done for me, as a Christian. Before I met him I was, like Paul said, outside all of God’s loving promises. I had no hope of ever being in heaven with Him, and in this world, I was on my own, struggling through life without the help and guidance of God, my Creator and Saviour. When I met Jesus, all of that changed! Now he has brought me into God’s family, given me the assurance of a home in heaven and no matter what this world throws at me, I have a Saviour who loves me and keeps me!

The psalmist also could remember what the Lord had done for him. The Scottish metrical version of psalm 40 is one of my favourite songs of testimony: “He took me from a fearful pit, and from the miry clay, and on a rock he set my feet, establishing my way!”

Can you remember a day when Christ saved you, and changed your whole life, and gave you this marvellous hope?

From → Evangelism

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