A surprise message from my cousin who I last talked three years ago and lost contact since
I am Andy. How are you? I lost my job again and now I have no place to live. I live on the street for a long time. Sometimes I will stay at 24 hours McDonald’s. I really need the money to find a place to live. Can you give me a hand? My phone number is xxx-xxx-xxxx and my email is xxxxxxx.com. Now I’m at a café using their computer. Please give me a call, I’m so poor. Good luck!
May 24, 2010
I’m so happy that to hear from you again, but I really can't help you. Right now, all my money is going to pay for my school tuition. Yes, I’m going back to school and trying to earn a degree.
Do you remember last time I talked to you over the phone? I told you if you need any help, there is ONLY one person who can help you and that person is Jesus. Please go to church and look for Jesus. Even though you might feel worthless or feel like you have nothing. Once you confess your sin and believe in Him, He will help you and He will show you a way. If you have Jesus in your heart, you will have everything. Jesus will give you anything you need and He will also give you joy and peace in the midst of your struggle. Jesus loves you!
Act 3:1-10 (this story from the Bible)
Peter Heals the Crippled Beggar
1One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!" 5So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 6Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk." 7Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong. 8He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
Andy, do you want to live a life like this forever? Jesus can give you a new life right now as long as you choose to seek Him.
I will pray for you continuously.
May 24, 2010