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No Eviction Notice

So Jesus went with the men. He was getting near the officer’s house when the officer sent friends to say, "Lord, don’t trouble yourself, because I am not worthy to have you come into my house. That is why I did not come to you myself. But you only need to command it, and my servant will be healed."  Luke 7:6–7 NCV

no eviction noticeI noticed the eviction notice on a first-level apartment door.

When I saw it, I realized I had made so many mistakes financially that I didn’t deserve the roof over my head. I have also done some embarrassing things that hurt the cause of Christ. I don’t deserve a home in heaven.

I think of the centurion who felt the same way. He didn’t deserve to have Jesus come under his roof. 

The truth is, none of us deserve eternal life. As human beings, we have all blown it because we can’t live a sinless life. None of us are perfect. To receive eternal life, we need to be redeemed. God sent His Son Jesus to earth, and Jesus is the only one who lived a perfect life. He died on the cross for our sins. By doing so, He took the punishment we deserve. Then He rose again, which took the sting out of death, making it possible for us to go to heaven.

You will never see an eviction notice if you ask Jesus into your heart. Try Jesus today. 

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Ken Ebright

Ken Ebright is a former Minnesotan who lives in Belleville, Illinois. He plays a keyboard, sings in a men’s choir, and does street witnessing.