Monday, January 31, 2011

Jewel # 77 (Jan 31, 2011)

Mickey the Macaw

To my dear grandchildren,

Mr. & Mrs. Morgan really valued Mickey their macaw.  Not only was he a family pet, but he cost lots of money!  A macaw is a long-tailed parrot with beautiful blue, red, yellow and green feathers.  These birds come from the warm climates of Mexico and South America, so Mickey had to live indoors at the Morgans' home in Illinois.

One summer day Mickey escaped from the Morgans' house.  No one seemed to know just how he got out, but there he was at the top of a tree!  Mr. & Mrs. Morgan called the fire department, which arrived with a snorkel truck to try to capture Mickey.  The snorkel lifted a fireman right up to the top of the tree.  But each time the  fireman would get within reach of Mickey, he would fly off to the next tree.  It certainly looked like an impossible job to catch Mickey.

Have you ever thought of your value to God?  Matthew 10:30 tells us that God values us so much He knows exactly how many hairs we each have on our head!  We also know that God's love for us is so great that He sent His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to wash away our sins.  Have you let the Lord Jesus wash away your sins and be your Saviour?  Those who have done this belong to Him and are called "HIS JEWELS".  Are you one of His valuable jewels?

After several attempts to capture Mickey had failed, a fireman came up with a great idea, and it worked!  The fireman hooked up the fire hose and sprayed Mickey lightly with water until his feathers were soaked.  Mickey was now so heavy with water that he could not fly anywhere.  Now it was an easy job to raise the snorkel and catch Mickey.  How glad the Morgans were to have Mickey safe indoors again, even if he was all wet!

The Morgans would not leave Mickey in the treetop, and the Lord Jesus will not leave His own children in this world.  He values His children so much that He has prepared a wonderful home for them in heaven.  Very soon He will come to take those who have accepted Him as their Saviour to that home. 

 "I go to prepare a place for you." 
(John 12:2)  

"I will come again, and receive your unto Myself; 
that where I am, there ye may be also." 
(John 14:3)

Will He take you to His home in heaven? 

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