You may be saying, “That’s a strange subject line! How dare you ask such a question!” Are you a Christian? Has Christ been good to and for you? Then today’s devotional will answer your questions. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Mark 16:15Mark 16:15 English Standard Version (ESV)
15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
“In the depth of winter, at a time when I had a balcony to my study, I put some crumbs out upon it, and there came a robin redbreast first, and he pecked and ate all he could. I do not know his language, but I fancy I can tell what he said, for he went away, and then came back with ever so many sparrows and other birds. He had said to them, ‘There are crumbs up here, come and get them.’ And they all came, and they came in greater numbers every day, and I do not know how it was except that they told one another. One day, whether it was the robin or the sparrows, I do not know, but some of them told a blackbird, and he was a bigger fellow than any of them; when he came, he stood near, for I should think, a minute, and then he spied me inside, and he flew away, for he thought, ‘That good man does not like blackbirds.’ But he did not know me; I was pleased to see him, and I should have liked to see a lot of such birds, so the robin went up to him, and told him that he had been there for the last three or four days, and I had never even threatened him; so, after being persuaded a little, the blackbird came back, and the robin seemed to me to be quite pleased to think that he had converted this fellow, and brought him back, for they dropped down together on the crumbs, and they had such a joyful feast that they came again and again. Oh, there are some of you, dear robin redbreasts, that have been here ever so long, and have been eating my Master’s crumbs! You have brought some sparrows to the feast; now try to entice a blackbird, and if there is one blackbird bigger and bleaker than another, go and fetch him and bring him, for Jesus says that he will cast out none that come to him by faith…”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1896), p. 465]