R. C. Sproul tells about a burglar who watched as a family packed their car and left town. He moved in quietly and rang the doorbell just in case. No answer. He picked the lock. As he squinted in the darkened den he asked nervously, “Is anybody home?” “I see you…and Jesus sees you too,” someone answered. The voice didn’t sound right. So the thief asked again a little louder, “Anybody home?” “I see you…and Jesus sees you.” By this time the burglar knew something was up. He shined his flashlight at the voice, but relaxed with relief to see a parrot on a perch. Convinced his night’s work could begin he switched on the lights and saw the biggest Doberman attack dog known to man. The Doberman’s lips silently curled, saliva dripped on the carpet and a deep growl began to roll from his black throat. The parrot looked at the dog and said, “Attack, Jesus, Attack!”
We must stop fretting over people who do wrong and seem to get away with it. They will get caught! You can bet your bottom dollar on that truth. And their pain will be greater than any payoff they may have received.
When I was a kid, getting into trouble was as natural for me as breathing. Honestly, I didn’t go looking for trouble it just sort of followed me around. I’ll never forget the time I was in the back yard shooting my Red Ryder B.B. gun. A little sparrow landed on the fence. So I took aim, pulled the trigger, missed the birdie and hit the window behind it. Quickly I ran into the house, put my B.B. gun away, and hit the books like a straight- A student. I was studying rather hard when a knock came on the door. My Dad answered and I could hear some serious discussion going on. Finally, my Dad came into my bedroom and said, “Son, why did you shoot our neighbor’s window? Come here now! You apologize and tell him you will fix it and…DO NOT TOUCH YOUR B.B. GUN AGAIN UNTIL I TELL YOU SO!” The tone of his voice spoke volumes: he was serious.
But a few days later I was playing in the backyard when a family of chirping birdies lit down. “Get your B.B. gun! B.B. gun!” a voice yelled in my head. Almost immediately another still small voice said, “Hey, remember what your Dad said? You better obey him or you’ll be in big trouble!” Since nobody was home I thought I could pull a fast one and no one would ever know. The temptation was too great. I ran inside, grabbed my gun, crept outside, took aim, squeezed the trigger and HALLELUJAH, the great sharpshooter bagged his prey. I was jumping with glee; the impossible had happened. I hit a bird! Running over to pick up the birdie I wanted to share this victory with someone. About that time my Dad drove up and being so ecstatic I forgot his orders. Holding the bird by the foot I ran toward my Dad shouting, “Look Dad, I just shot this…” I learned a big lesson that day: “Be sure your sin will find you out!” For more info you can visit us online at www.JoyChristianMinistries.com. We invite you to come worship Jesus with us this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. right here in West Sacramento.
Pastor J.C. Myers, III
Pastor J.C. founded Joy Christian Ministries in 1992. He was Sr. Pastor at Joy Christian Ministries in West Sacramento, California from 1992-2016. He was succeeded by his 2nd son, Pastor Brandon Myers who had been under his father's ministry and teaching for 39 years.