7550 - Praise Him for Grace

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Scripture commands that we praise Him. His Word tells us that even so called inanimate things like mountains and trees, sun and stars all praise God.

Revelation 5:11-14 has a most interesting heavenly scene:

"Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!" Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: 'To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!' The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshipped."

I want to be included in this great host who are praising our infinite God, and I pray you will be there too. It will be a glorious occasion.

But, the only way to be counted among this heavenly gathering is to have placed our personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, while we lived here on earth. "There is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."(Acts 4:12).

This is the reason SONlight distributes our one minute evangelistic spots to over 1650 stations. We are seeking to invade the time and space of outsiders with the good news of Jesus Christ. About eighty percent of these stations, which air the SONlight messages have secular formats. Many people who never darken the door of a church hear these messages. Let me play you one of these messages as an example for you.

[60 second Evangelism SONspot - Spot 138-16: Want to be President?]

Some of you are thinking, "Do they work?" That’s a valid question. Let me answer by sharing a letter from a high school girl living in an eastern state who recently wrote to us. (Edited for brevity)

I heard your commercial on the radio. I was running away from home, but I came back. I need my family.

I was only 14 when my grandfather died and he took every bit of confidence and strength I had with him. He was so special to me and his death was extremely difficult for me.

I feel as if God has let me down in the worst way. He took away the only person I ever loved, and in his place he left a lonely and broken heart.

Can you help me? Can you give me the ability to love my parents the way they have always loved me? Can you keep me strong so that grandfather will be forever proud of me? Can you put sunshine back into my life?

We had the privilege of writing and encouraging this young lady from the Word of God, and we sent her appropriate reading to help her also.

Perhaps there’s someone with me today who yearns to be included in the heavenly scene described earlier, but you have never submitted to Jesus Christ. You can do that right now.

Just pray this prayer.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know I’m a sinner and I need forgiveness. I believe that you died for my sins, so I turn from my sins and invite you to live in my life. I trust you and accept you as my savior, and I will follow you as my Lord.

Thank you for entering my life.