I just had to write to tell you how much I love
you and care for you. Yesterday, I saw you walking
and laughing with your friends; I hoped that soon
you'd want Me to walk along with you, too. So, I
painted you a sunset to close your day and whispered
a cool breeze to refresh you. I waited; you never
called. I just kept on loving you.
As I watched you fall asleep last night, I wanted
so much to touch you. I spilled moonlight onto your
face - trickling down your cheeks as so many tears
have. You didn't even think of me; I wanted so much
to comfort you.
The next day I exploded a brilliant sunrise into
a glorious morning for you. But you woke up late and
rushed off to work- you didn't even notice. My sky
became cloudy and My tears were the rain.
I love you. Oh, if you'd only listen. I really
love you. I try to say it in the quiet of the green
meadow and in the blue sky. The wind whispers My
love throughout the treetops and spills it into the
vibrant colors of the flowers. I shout it to you in
the thunder of the great waterfalls and compose
lovesongs for birds to sing for you. I warm you with
the clothing of My sunshine and perfume the air with
nature's sweet scent. My love for you is deeper than
the ocean and greater than any need in your heart.
If you'd only realize how I care. I died just for
My Dad sends His love. I want you to meet Him. He
cares, too. Fathers are just that way. So please
call Me soon. No matter how long it takes, I'll wait
because I love you.
Not Good Enough?
I know that someone reading this, for whatever reason, may have experienced some of those same feelings of guilt I mentioned on my previous pages. Not being good enough. How could God love someone like me? How could He forgive me, and so many times? I'm just not worth it!
Let me remind you what the Lord tells us in the bible,"But now God has shown us a different way to heaven - not by being good enough and trying to keep the laws, but by a new way. Now God says that he will except and acquit us - declare us not guilty - if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, by coming to Christ, no matter who we are or what we have been like. Yes, all have sinned. All fall short of Gods glorious ideal; yet now God declares us "not guilty" of offending him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who in his kindness, freely takes away our sins. For God sent Jesus Christ to take the punishment for our sins...
.(Romans 3:21-25 - The Living Bible).
He also tells us that "God loved the world so much that he gave his only son, so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. God did not send his son into the world to condemn it, but to save it. There is no eternal doom awaiting those who trust him to save them. But those who don't trust him have already been tried and condemned for not believing in the only son of God.
(John 3:16-18 - The Living Bible).
My friend, He is telling us that we need only to truly believe that Jesus is the one and only son of God, and that He came to earth for one purpose. That purpose was to suffer and die for you and me. Each time they whipped Him till chunks of flesh were gorged from His back, that was for you and me. Each time they spit in His face, threw rocks at Him and mocked Him, that was for you and me. Each time they pounded those spikes to drive them through His gentle hands, that was for you and me. Each minute He hung on that cross and suffered a painful and shameful death, that was for you and me! Because He knew that we would have a sinful nature and there would be no way for us to live in glory without Him. There had to be the ultimate sacrifice to make a way for us. So because of His unconditional love for us, He offered to do it. Can we really comprehend that? He OFFERED to do it! While He hung on that cross, He never complained and said "this isn't fair". He said "Forgive them". We must be worth an awful lot to Him!
Of course we should try to live our lives in a way that would be pleasing to God, but we could do good deeds "till we drop dead!." That would not get us into heaven, unless we admit to Him that we are sinners, we believe that He, the only son of God, died and rose again and lives on to save us from hell, and invite Him to make a home in our hearts and our lives forever. Then just thank Him, in faith, that He has already done what you asked of Him.
This doesn't mean that you will definitely change all your ways over night. Although, for some it does. But He is patient, and if you ask Him, He will do the changing for you. He will help you to be encouraged, and to have the desire and the courage to tell others about Him.
He will never, ever force Himself upon you, for He is a gentleman. However, He will wait, and rejoice in excepting you into His grace if you only ask. It's hard to believe that's all that He wants, after all that He's done for us. But, isn't that just like Jesus?!
Someday, probably in our lifetime, He will return, and the saints (believers) will be caught up in the air to be taken out of the world which will be filled with chaos, death, deceit and hatred. After the mighty battle is won, What a day that will be! We will be joining Him at his table to partake in the feast of feasts! Living in the mansion of mansions! The beggars will be ushered into heaven on velvet angels wings, to meet Him in all of His glory and inherit His riches! Think of that! Now we are heirs of the King of Kings.
If you have not asked Jesus into your life, please do it now, before it's too late. If you have fallen away from Him, re-dedicate your life to Him. He is waiting. All it takes is faith in Him and a little heartfelt prayer.
I pray this has touched you in some way, and that someday I will see you in heaven!
God bless you and yours.
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