allthingsarepossibleHave you heard people speak about Jesus as their "personal" savior? Have you heard them tell about their own experiences with Him? Have you heard the pastor give an alter call and invite people to "meet" Jesus? Or do you know someone who speaks about Jesus as though He is their best friend? Do you know Him like that?

ezel-in-put"One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

prov3 5Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in  Houston , Texas  . 
Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.
When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change.

stoelA man's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father.

When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows.

An empty chair sat beside his bed.
The minister assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit.

When-Jesus-knocksRuth went to her mail box and there was only one letter.
She picked it up and looked at it before opening, but then she looked at the envelope again.
There was no stamp, no postmark, only her name and address. She read the letter:

Dear Ruth,
I'm going to be in your neighborhood Saturday
afternoon and I'd like to stop by for a visit.
Love Always,
Jesus

xxtrosjeA daughter complained to her father about her life and how things were so hard for her. 
She did not how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. 
She was tired of fighting and struggling.
It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.

het-gebroken-vatA water bearer had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his shoulders.
One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots of water to his house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of it's accomplishments, perfect for which it was made.

xx-hoedjeA young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, 
going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar.
He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick hit the Jag's side door!

brede-en-smalle-wegThe following lines were penned by a young pastor in Africa and tacked to a wall in his house.

My commitment as a Christian:

I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed.

I have stepped over the line.

The decision has been made.