Dependability In An Intensive Care Unit by Nelson Price

LUKE 22: 25 - 30

JESUS CHRIST is looking for people who care. Do you?
He is looking for people to represent Him. Will you?
There have always been people who followed Christ. Those who
have can be divided into two groups: STRAYERS AND STAYERS.
John 6:66 describes the first group. Jesus depicted the
challenges and demands of following Him, and "From that time
many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more."
Then Jesus turned with a broken heart and addressed a question
to those remaining: "Do you also want to go away?" (6:68).
They became His decals. They stuck. Near the end of His
ministry in the upper room on the eve of His death He paid them
one of the highest compliments He ever paid anyone. He said,
"You are those who have continued with me in My trials." In
effect, "You," He said, "stuck with me."
They were not much to brag on and they probably knew it, but one
quality they had and He stressed it. "You stayed when others
strayed." They stayed because they cared.
I have seen loved ones keep long vigils in hospitals because
they cared. I have seen families go without food and get little
sleep in order to keep a love vigil in an hour of crisis because
they cared.
If you really care about Jesus, you will stay not stray.
The philosopher, Friedreich Nietzsche, is not one of my favorite
writers; but in his book, "Beyond Good and Evil" he made a
worthy observation. He wrote: "The essential thing 'in heaven
and earth' is...that there be a long obedience in the same
direction; there the ...

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