Life Is In the Son ( by Fenny West)

Life Is In the Son

The Story of a Son
author unknown

  • A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from:
  •  Picasso to Raphael,
  • Andy Warhol.
  • Pablo Picasso.
  • Vincent van Gogh.
  • Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Michelangelo.
  • Henri Matisse.
  • Jackson Pollock.
  • Edvard Munch.
  • Andy Warhol

 ) . They would often sit together and admire the great works of art.

When the Viet Nam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier.

The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son.

About a month later, just before Christmas, there was a knock at the door.  A young man stood at the door with a large package in his hands.

He said, “Sir, you don’t know me, but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day, and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him in the heart and he died instantly. He often talked about you, and your love for art.

The young man held out his package. “I know this isn’t much. I’m not really a great artist, but I think your son would have wanted you to have this.”

The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured the personality of his son in the painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes that his own eyes welled up with tears.

He thanked the young man and offered to pay him for the picture. “Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me. It’s a gift.”

The father hung the portrait over his mantle. Every time visitors came to his home he took them to see the portrait of his son before he showed them any of the other great works he had collected.

The man died a few months later. There was to be a great auction of his paintings. Many influential people gathered, excited over seeing the great paintings and having an opportunity to purchase one for their collection  On the platform sat the painting of the son.

The auctioneer pounded his gavel. “We will start the bidding with this picture of the son. Who will bid for this picture?”

There was silence. Then a voice in the back of the room shouted, “We want to see the famous paintings. Skip this one.”

But the auctioneer persisted, “Will someone bid for this painting? Who will start the bidding? $100, $200?”

Another voice shouted angrily, “We didn’t come to see this painting. We came to see the Van Goghs, the Rembrandts. Get on with the real bids!  “But still the auctioneer continued, “The son! The son! Who’ll take the son?”

Finally, a voice came from the very back of the room. It was the longtime gardener of the man and his son. “I’ll give $10 for the painting.” Being a poor man, it was all he could afford.

We have $10, who will bid $20?” “Give it to him for $10. Let’s see the masters.” “$10 is the bid, won’t someone bid $20?” The crowd was becoming angry. They didn’t want the picture of the son. They wanted the more worthy investments for their collections. The auctioneer pounded the gavel.  “Going once, twice, SOLD for $10!http://www.jaredstory.com/jesusangel.jpg

A man sitting on the second row shouted, “Now let’s get on with the collection!”

The auctioneer laid down his gavel, “I’m sorry, the auction is over.”

“What about the paintings?”

“I am sorry. When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will. I was not allowed to reveal that stipulation until this time. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. Whoever bought that painting would inherit the entire estate, including the paintings. The man who took the son gets everything!”

God gave his Son 2,000 years ago to die on a cruel cross. Much like the auctioneer, His message today is, “The Son, the Son, who’ll take the Son?” Because you see, whoever takes the Son gets everything.

Life Is In the Son

You Must Be Born Again ( By Fenny West)

Salvation Prayer:

Heavenly Father, I come to You today, acknowledging that I am a sinner without hope.

I thank You for sending Jesus to die on my behalf. And to day I invite Jesus to take His rightful place in my heart. Jesus is Lord of my life. I am now a New Creation. Old things are passed away and all things have become new. I am born again and I thank you for it. I am now one with God and heaven is my home.

Hallelujah!

Go and Speak ( by Fenny West)

Inspiration comes through challenges and in unusual circumstances:

Suddenly you have a “lightbulb moment”

I entered a Photo Inspiration  Challenge about a year ago with this picture below.

 

This was my inspiration: Jonah spat out of the mouth of the fish and washed ashore.

He had disobeyed God when told to go and preach at Nineveh. He boarded a ship to Tarshish and all hell broke loose on the ship. He knew he was the cause and asked to be thrown into the sea to save the lives of those on the ship. They did and there was a great calm. 

Jonah was swallowed by a big fish and there he repented and worshipped God, who had mercy on him and commanded the fish to spit him out. He was then washed ashore as we can see in the picture. Read Jonah Ch1 and 2 for the full gist.

What would your inspiration be?

 

Join the Company of Saints ( by Fenny West)

Join the company of saints in the Light 

Unconquerable, unlimited 

Living a higher life, abundant life of God

You have a choice

 

17   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Cor 5:17,

1              Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus … Phil 1:1

37           Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Ro 8:37

…  I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10

26   But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matt 19’26

 

©Fenny West2020

http://www.inspiration4generations.com

 

Delivered from Darkness ( by Fenny West)

 

Delivered from Darkness

 

Delivered from Darkness

Bought with a great price    

Catapulted into His brightness

The Kingdom of His dear Son

Now Sharing Saints inheritance

Seated with Christ in heavenly places.

No longer condemned or damned

No longer a slave but saved, sealed, delivered.

Eph4:2-4, Col10;12-13,

©Fenny West 2020

http://www.Inspiration4generations.com