From Pastor Davies – 2/21
I have always been fascinated by magnets. Magnets create some wondrous, mysterious force that draws certain metals to them. I remember learning about magnets in school. We had lots of little particles of iron in a jar of sand. Trying to pick each of them out by hand with some tweezers would have taken forever. So guess what we did? We used a magnet. When one of us held the magnet over the sand, hundreds of those tiny iron particles came wiggling through the sand and stuck to that magnet.
I cannot help but remember that experiment when I read in John that Jesus spoke of being lifted up and drawing people to himself. (“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” John 12:32.) There was something magnetic about Jesus. He attracted people from all walks of life.
There is something about Jesus….. something magnetic that draws us to Him….. that will not let us go. This mysterious, magnetic force flowing from the “lifted up” Christ is the love of God.
When a piece of metal, like a paper clip, is attached to a magnet, the paper clip also becomes a magnet. Some metals, if attached to magnetic forces long enough, become magnetized themselves – permanently. What do you think happens when the paper clip attached to a magnet comes into contact with another paper clip? If the original magnet is strong enough, that paper clip draws others until you have a long stream of paper clips.
That is the goal of my life – to be so close to Christ that others are drawn to Him through me. Is it your goal too?
Have a wonderful, blessing-filled week and I look forward to seeing you this Sunday when our youth will be leading both services of worship.