It’s that time of year when you see the most seashells wash up on the beach. I don’t usually pick up broken shells, but yesterday, I found a tiny piece of the elusive Junonia, a sea snail that lives in deeper waters and rarely washes ashore. It’s like the holy grail of seashells, and it’s every collector's dream to find one. I have one, but I found it at an antique store in the North Georgia mountains and paid $20 for it. I recognize its value; however, there is more value in finding one myself. It’s similar to acknowledging who Jesus is but not knowing him personally; it’s also comparable to me finding a sliver of the Junonia; it carries little value. Finding a whole Junonia is like knowing him as your Lord and Savior and is the ultimate treasure to be found. Many religions and cults claim to know Jesus, but according to them, his attributes are not the same as our Messiah; they worship his name without understanding the truth of who he is, they have a sliver of him, but not the whole person. Soon, they will see the real Jesus, and he will expose the truth. We pray as we wait for that glorious day.
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God. 3 John 1:11