When a Man Finds Jesus, It Costs Him Everything
“So when man finds Jesus, it costs him everything. Jesus has happiness, joy, peace, healing, security, eternity. Man marvels at such a pearl and says, I want this pearl. How much does it cost?”
“The seller says, its too dear, too costly.
“But how much?
“Well, its very expensive.
“Do you think I could buy it?
“It costs everything you haveno more, no lessso anybody can buy it.
“Ill buy it.
“What do you have? Lets write it down.
“I have $10,000 in the bank.
“Good, $10,000. What else?
“I have nothing more. Thats all I have.
“Have you nothing more?
“Well, I have some dollars here in my pocket.
“Ill see: Thirty, forty, fifty, eighty, one hundred, one hundred twentyone hundred twenty dollars.
“Thats fine. What else do you have?
“I have nothing else. Thats all.
“Where do you live?”
“I live in my house.
“The house, too.
“Then you mean I must live in the garage?
“Have you a garage, too? That, too. What else?
“Do you mean that I must live in my car, then?
“Have you a car?
“I have two.
“Both become mine. Both cars. What else?
“Well, you have my house, the garage, the cars, the money, everything.
“Are you alone in the world?
“No, I have a wife, two children...
“Your wife and children, too.
“Yes, everything you have. What else?
“I have nothing else, I am left alone now.”
“Oh, you too! Everything becomes minewife, children, house, money, carseverything. And you too. Now you can use all those things here but dont forget they are mine, as you are. When I need any of the things you are using, you must give them to me because now I am the owner.”