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June 21, 2004 Herald Journal
Pastor's Column

The significance of little things

By Pastor Lyndon Korhonen, Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church, Cokato

Are you one who wonders how something such as having Jesus as your Savior can make such a dramatic difference between heaven and hell in eternity?

The other day, I was thinking about zeros, and how insignificant they can seem; yet, how important they can be. What a huge difference they can make in the right place.

Let’s take an investment account, for example. If you have a “1” on your bottom line, and you have six zeros in front of it, you don’t have much to worry about if someone taps into your account.

But what if we make a tiny, small shift of putting the “1” in front of those zeros? That would make the amount $1,000,000. A “1” on the proper side of six zeros makes a big difference.

The Bible tells us that “it is appointed unto man once to die and after that, to face judgement.” (Hebrews 9:27. If you come to that Day of Judgement with Jesus in second place in your life, or any place other than first, you are going to go into eternity lost.

But if you come to Judgement Day with Him first in your life, you will be ushered into the Father’s presence by Jesus.

It makes quite a difference in which order the one and the zeros appear; and an even bigger difference which order Jesus is in, in your life.

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