He’s Already There!

Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple

Luke 14:27
Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalms 90:3-6,12-17; Philemon 1:9-10,12-17; Luke 14:25-33

In today’s Gospel Lesson Jesus says, “Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.” But there is a price to pay if we would follow Christ. Jesus asks, “Which of you here, intending to build a tower, would not first sit down and work out the cost” (Lk. 14:28).

A talented cellist was scheduled to play before a very critical audience. Although he had a fine instrument, he was not satisfied with the quality of its sound. So he said to his colleague, “Tonight, this cello must yield its full resonance and vibration of tone. I’m going out to buy some tested strings.”

When asked how these strings are tested he replied, “First they’re put on a rack and stretched and strained to take all the unsteadiness out of them. Then they are hammered. Then they are put through a chemical test. This is what enables them to produce a perfect and full tone.” Later, when he attached…

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