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CHRISTIAN DAILY DEVOTIONAL, SURRENDER TO JESUS, JESUS HELP
    Hello, My name is Hal and I have a story to tell you. So sit down and buckle up your seat belt for I have a surprise for you. We are in a church that is packed, which is unusual for a Sunday night service. But then many had heard of John. Some are there to hear him for the first time, and others just want to hear him again and again. The illumination in the church is indirect as the light gives off a soft hue. The elevated stage has lights particularly designed to enhance the speaker and choir. The crowd is subdued and quiet, but there are hushed conversations throughout the room. Perhaps because it was Sunday night; of course, you know Sunday is a day of rest for Christians. John moved to the center at the front of the platform. The lights are directed on him from the floor. Their floor mountings make him look much taller than his six feet. Soon all attention starts to focus on him as he stands there silently. The seconds seemed like minutes as he stands there.
    I can feel a sense of uneasiness in the crowd. John is turning his head slowly to observe one section of the audience at a time. There is nothing in front of him. The acoustics in the church are perfect, so no loud speaking system is needed. Now, he is slowly raising his two arms up in front of him waist high; just like a mother would greet a returning son who was running to hug her. He is still holding his arms outward and now is bringing them slowly back to his side. He reaches into his back pocket and brings out a white handkerchief. He takes the handkerchief and he wipes his eyes, just like you do when you’re crying. He is standing there wiping his eyes. Now he takes the handkerchief and puts it back in his pocket.
    Hi, this is Hal back again. It was so quiet you could have even heard a pin drop. I look over the crowd. So far no words have been spoken, yet the audience is spellbound. That person with a nervous cough, who has to cough at a time like this, is silent also tonight.
    In a strong, firm voice, John says, “Oh! How I cry for you." The sound of his voice electrifies the audience. Again in a strong voice he is repeating, "Oh! How I cry for you. You! Who know Jesus and serve Him not. You! Who have seen His mighty miracles in your own lives; you have observed them, but yet you have not the time to serve Him. You, yes you, not your neighbor, but you, who have been so richly blessed with the promise of eternal happiness in heaven — yet, not accepting your lot — and not being that living sacrifice — that you are called to be. Oh! How I cry for you. For the day will come — when you from afar — will review and cry — and say with an aching heart, "Oh, if I had only realized the opportunities I had -­ surely I would have served my Lord better; wouldn’t I have?”
    John continues, “I have some joyous news for you, my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.” His voice rose with a new joy suddenly, and the sadness is gone. There is a sparkle and a hope that seems to spring from the stage. It fills with the room with expectation. "It's not too late — no, it's not too late for you. Yes, you, not your neighbor, but I mean you—yes, you are not yet dead to this earth. You have an opportunity yet to reform your life and to serve Him as He wills. You say that you can't change. Of course, you can change. You can change right now.“
    John continues on, “I can take this handkerchief in my pocket." He reaches down and pulls the white handkerchief out of his back pocket and waves it. Then he continues on, "I can take this handkerchief, and I can throw it away. I won't need it, for I won't need to cry anymore for you. I want to throw away the white handkerchief. Do you want me to throw it away?”
    His voice then softens and he says, “You know I just can't throw it away until you tell me that you want to make your life count. Don’t waste these remaining years from this very moment until you leave your physical body and go join Jesus in heaven. Serve Him not as you would will it, but as He would will it. You, say, I don’t know how to know what God wants in my life. That’s a copout. The Bible is very clear in Colossians l:9. It says to pray for spiritual wisdom and it shall be given to you, as per the promise of Matthew 7:9, where we are promised that we will receive bread not a stone when we ask. It's up to you! Can I throw away my handkerchief, or must I walk off this stage crying?” 
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Colossians 1:9-14 For this reason, we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

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    This is Hal back again. All are focused on each word John is saying as he continues, “There isn't one man or one woman or one child in this community of believers tonight that doesn't have room to rededicate his or her life. Don't cop-out on me and say I've already done that and I don't need to do it again. Yes, you do, and you know all about all your little hidden sins. Yes, you might say, John you've got some hidden sins too. Yes, but I don't claim to be God and I try, and I want you to try to control those weaknesses. It's only through Jesus' strength can we serve Him and can we live a life pleasing to Him.
    I'm going to offer a prayer which you can say with me. If I hear a loud enough response, I can throw away the white handkerchief. Are you ready? Can you say amen?" The room was filled with a sudden amen echoing in all ears. It seems to release the tension partly. John then says, “Bow your heads and say after me each line of this prayer; heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus. Jesus, thank You for coming -- Holy Spirit, thank You for inspiring us. Thank You for touching each one of us here tonight." This is Hal again. I looked around and saw that all heads are down, and all are responding to the words that John is speaking. It was like a giant chorus all speaking in unison. John is giving them plenty of time to repeat the words after him.
    He continues on, “Oh God, we realize that our life here on earth is short in years. We ask that we not waste these years on our own physical needs. We ask that these years not be wasted on mental exercises through the study of useless knowledge. We ask that You give us a sense of knowing, what Your will is in our life, and that you give the ability and strength, desire, and power to live it. We stand on the Scriptures of Colossians 1:9 as we pray that this shall be done, and we stand on the promise of Matthew chapter 7: verse 9. We ask for this wisdom believing that we shall be given the bread of wisdom not the stone of ignorance. Oh, praise You Lord God, for Thou art all in all. Our final petition, Lord, is that when we stand in heaven, You will not allow us to cry over what we could have done, but rather You would then fill us with the joy of knowing; that from this evening, we rededicated ourselves to doing Your work, and that You so honored that wish of ours by filling us with a new hope. We again return to obedience to You in joy, and in suffering but most of all in love."
    Hi, this is Hal again. John now stands silent, and slowly everyone comes to realize that the prayer was over, and they are glancing up at him. John’s face is smiling now, and he holds the handkerchief in his right hand waving it. The crowd sees the handkerchief, and an air of expected hope fills the room. Now John is saying in a soft, thankful voice, “Oh, thank you my brothers and sisters, for I can be free of this white handkerchief. You have re­dedicated yourself to the Lord and I can cast it aside now, hallelujah." He is now flinging the white handkerchief away in a bold gesture.. Applause and shouts of joy fill the room as John walks down the center aisle of the church and out the front door. This is Hal your narrator again. Did you say the prayer when you read it? May I suggest you get down on your knees and pray that prayer again. Bye for now and God bless you.

Written by Frank E. Henrich in 1978 and 2007

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