by Ken Trivette

I Would Love to Tell You What I Think of Jesus
Ken D. Trivette
I Peter 2:1-7

1- There was a medical missionary in China. Whenever someone came to him for treatment he would always tell them the story of Jesus. One morning, before the clinic doors were opened, there came to the missionary an old woman stooped with age. He could tell by the dust on her feet and clothing that she had come a long way.

That morning he treated her and as always, told her about Jesus. The medical missionary said, "As the rose opens to receive the rays of the noon day sun, so her heart opened to receive the Savior. Her tears made little rivulets down her dusty cheeks as she opened her heart to Jesus.

Several weeks later, there was a knock at the missionary's door. When he opened the door, he found the same old woman that had come to him several weeks before. She said, "Sir, He has saved me and I know He lives in my heart. He has made my life so happy! But sir, I have forgotten His name. Could you please tell me his name again?" The missionary repeated over and over again the name, "Jesus," and each time the little old lady echoed that name, "Jesus."

2- Lela Long heard the story and wrote:

There have been names that I loved to hear,
But never has there been a name so dear
To this heart of mine, as the name divine,
The precious, precious, name of Jesus.

Jesus is the sweetest name I know,
And he's just the same, as His lovely name.
And that's the reason why I love Him so,
For Jesus is the sweetest name I know.

3- There were several things "precious" to Peter:
* (I Peter 1:7) Trials are precious
* (I Peter 1:18-19) The Blood was precious
* (II Peter 1:1) Our Faith is precious
* (II Peter 1:4) The Promises of God are precious

4- In text we see that Jesus is precious. In fact, 3 times, Peter speaks of Jesus as precious:
* (Vs.4) "To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious."
* (Vs.6) "Wherefore also it is ...

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