Jan 20 – When Jesus is Where He Belongs

Someone recently sent me the story of a little girl who wanted to know what the United States looked like. So she kept asking her father. Finally, wanting to get back to his reading, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the USA. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to her and said, ”Go into the other room and see if you can put this together.” Soon, she returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together. The surprised father asked how she had finished so quickly. ”Oh,” she said, “on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together.” There is an important lesson here. When we give Christ His rightful place in our lives, everything else comes together. Paul urged, “that in all things He (Christ) might have the preeminence.”( Or first place) in our lives. And Jesus, said, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell

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