Scripture - John 14:11

One day, as Abraham Lincoln’s son was walking in a park near the White House, he saw a young soldier sitting on a bench crying. 

The man was greatly distressed, and the young Lincoln stopped to ask what was wrong. 

Looking up through his tears, the soldier explained that his brother had been placed in jail for something he did not do. He had been told that the only person who could help was the President of the United States. The problem, of course, was that he could not get a message to the president because no one in the White House would listen to him.

Lincoln’s son thought for a moment and then asked, “Mister, will you go with me?” Even though he did not know the younger Lincoln’s identity, he agreed. The two walked across the street and through the White House gate. They passed the guards and Lincoln’s personal secretary. In fact, they didn’t stop walking until they crossed the threshold of Lincoln’s office where his son finally spoke up and said, “Hello, Dad. This soldier needs to talk with you.”

The president looked up from what he was doing and smiled. Then he listened as the solider explained his situation. This story certainly proves that when you have the right relationship, you can go a lot further, a lot faster.

The same is true of our relationship with Jesus Christ. He is God’s Son, and He has direct access to His heavenly Father. We don’t have to spend time praying to others, hoping that we tapped into the right source. When you pray to Jesus, you have all the access you need. No one can prevent you from coming into His presence, and nothing can stop Him from answering your prayers.

You can take your heartaches, sorrows, and disappointments to God in prayer. Whatever concerns you also concerns Him. He is your heavenly Father, and He has full control over the entire universe.

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Dr. Tony Evans



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