by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Luke 15:3-7

In the fifteenth chapter of the Gospel of Luke, we
read one of the parables of Jesus. "He spake this
parable unto them, saying, What man among you, having
a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not
leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness and go
after that which is lost, until he find it? And when
he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders
rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth
together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them,
rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep, which was
lost. I say unto you that likewise joy shall be in
heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over
ninety and nine just persons which need no

That is an amazing word by Jesus Christ about
salvation. Salvation is a wonderful thing. It takes
three things TO REALLY WALK WITH GOD and to know Him
in a real way. Jesus has done His part. But I wonder
if we have done our part in surrendering unto Him and
yielding to Him and letting Him have His way with us.
If we are going to walk with the Lord Jesus Christ,
first of all it will take COURAGE. You know, the army
and the navy are not known for ease and lightness. But
here is a bulletin from the Great Lakes Naval Station
written for the navy men swarming up there in
preparation for service. I want to tell you a story
that happened there at that naval station.

"In a certain barracks there was a young seaman who
nightly dropped to his knees in his bunk when Taps
blew and silently offered a prayer to his God. He did
it without any show, just a quiet moment when he
communed with his Maker. He asked forgiveness for his
sins and asked the Almighty to look after his loved
ones back home. When this young sailor first moved
into the barracks at nightfall, he offered his little
prayer as usual. But a hard-boiled gob nearby,
observing the action, called out a derisive taunt. The
young man fi ...

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