The tug of God’s love

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The story is told of an atheist spending a quiet day fishing when his boat is attacked by the Loch Ness monster. The beast tosses him and his boat high into the air, then it opens its mouth to swallow them both. The man cries out ‘Oh my God, help me!’ Suddenly the attack scene freezes in place. As the atheist hangs in mid air a voice shouts from heaven, ‘I thought you didn’t believe in Me!’ The man replies ‘Come on God, give me a break! Two minutes ago I didn’t believe in the Loch Ness monster either!’

In this life what we choose to believe and not believe is massively important. The famous evangelist, Billy Graham says, ‘Whenever anyone asks me how I can be so certain about whom and what God really is, I’m reminded of the story of the little boy who was out flying a kite. The wind was brisk and large billowing clouds were blowing across the sky. The kite went up and up until it was entirely hidden by the clouds. “What are you doing?” a man asked the little boy. “I’m flying my kite,'” he replied. “Flying your kite?” the man said. “How can you be sure? You can’t see the kite.” “No,” said the little boy, “I can’t see it, but every little while I feel a tug, so I know for sure it’s there!”’

Don’t take anyone else’s word for it. Find God for yourself by inviting Jesus Christ into your life. Then you too will know by the unmistakeable tug on your heart which assures that He’s real, and that He lives in you.

‘God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children’ Romans 8:16 TM

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