Malone, a radio show host, told of a Idaho shepherd
who once wrote to him
with an unusual request:
"Will you, on your broadcast, strike the
I'm a sheepherder way out here on a ranch, far
away from a piano.
The only comfort I have is my old violin.
It's all out of tune.
Would you strike 'A'
so that I might get in tune?"
honored the request.
Later he received a "thank you" note
from the distant shepherd saying, "NOW... I'm
causes US to be "out of tune" with God.
The scriptures teach us that "ALL have
sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
(Romans 3:23). In
separates us from God (Isaiah 59:1-2),
causes us to live our lives in "discord"
and destines us for destruction (Matthew
to provide the proper intonation for our hearts, many
spend their lives struggling but unable to find the "KEY"
to TRUE life and fulfillment (John 10:10).
However, God sent His Son, Jesus, into the
world to make provision for us to be in
tune with God.
This provision required the substitutionary
death of Jesus for our sins.
When we place our faith
in Jesus (Acts 16:31), repent
of our sins (Acts 17:30-31) confess
Jesus before men (Romans 10:9-10), and are baptized
into Christ (Galatians 3:27), our sins are washed away
by the blood of Christ (Acts 2:38; 22:16) and we are in tune with God. As
we continue to walk in harmony with the
will of God as revealed in His Word, the blood of
Jesus keeps us in tune with God (1 John 1:7).
struck the "perfect note" for
our reconciliation with God as He hung on the cross
for the sins of the world - a note that has "resonated"
down through time unto our very OWN ears (1John
2:1-2) CAN YOU HEAR IT? Have you
responded to Him with an obedient faith so that you
can be brought back into harmony with
tune" with God?
David A. Sargent,
Church of Christ at Creekwood
1901 Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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