Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Story of the Penny

One day as a man was walking down the street with his
friend John, he spotted a penny lying on the ground. He
pushed his friend aside and quickly reached down to pick
up the coin. John wondered why so much fuss and effort
was made just to get one pence, so he asked "Why all
this fuss about a penny? Sure you see those things lying
on the ground all the time."

The man with the penny answered, "This is not just a
penny. It has a special message for those who find it"
He went  on to explain. "This penny did'nt know it was lost
until I found it. Look at the back of it, right below the E and P.

"What is the first thing you see? "John answered "A
cross "His friend said, "Thats is right, and that cross
reminds me of someone who came and found me, even
when I did'nt know I was lost. His name is Jesus. He
came from heaven to you and me, and to do this He
had to die on the cross and pay the price for our sin.

Now, what is the cross sitting on? "John replied "A
Crown" "That is because after Jesus died he was brought
down from  the cross, was buried and on the third day he
rose from the dead and is now seated at the right hand of
God in heaven. He is crowned King of Kings and Lord of
Lords, and promises a crown of life to anyone who puts
their trust in Him".

He continued, "Tell me what the crown is resting on? "A
gate of some sort" yes the reply. "Jesus who died for us is
crowned in heaven and He has promised to build His
church and said the the gates of hell would not prevail
against it."

Then he went on "Tell me what are those things hanging
on either side of the gate?" "They look like chains to me"
John replied "Yes that is exactly what they are, and I
want to tell you that Jesus can break the chains of sin
and set the captives free"

"Now look at the bottom of the penny? What is the number
written there? "Number one"John said. "So it is, and the
Bible says there is one God, and one Mediator between
man and God and that is Jesus Christ.

"Now what shape is the penny? Ït is round" John
answered "Just like the world, and the Bible says that
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but
have everlasting life" his friend said.

Turning the coin over the man said "This penny is the
humblest coin our monetary system yet reminds me
of the One who humbled himself and came to earth and
died for me"

"Lastly, I would like you to tell me whose face is on the
coin? "That is the face of Her Majesty the Queen" "Well
then my friend, you render to the Queen that which is the
Queen's and to God that which is God's. This may indeed
be only a penny, but also the gospel in your hand".
What will you do with it?

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