I thought of you today…while I was getting ready. You know who I am and you know what I believe. You know that we don’t see eye to eye on things and far too many people who believe the way I do have allowed politics and other things of the world to send mixed messages to you about our faith. I wonder how you are. I wonder if you sometimes, maybe often, sit and wonder how you will make it through the day. Do you know that you are not alone? I have those doubts, fears, and worries too. I wonder if someone told you that they loved you today. Do you know that I love you? Have I communicated that love so clearly that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that even though you may not agree with my beliefs, you have no doubts of my sincerity? I thought of you today.
I thought of you today…while I was talking about my faith. I wonder if I have been open and honest about who my Savior is and why I am so in love with the idea of introducing Him to you. I wonder if others have confused you by sharing only half of Jesus with you. Do you know that Jesus is BOTH Truth and Grace? Do you know that Jesus loves you unconditionally, but that at the same time has standards that He expects from all of us? Do you know that with Jesus, we get both? The same Jesus who overturned the money table can also acquit the prostitute. The same Jesus who took up OUR cross as they drove nails through His hands, stretched His arms out and cried, “It is finished” so that you and I know that He loved us so much He would die for us- THAT Jesus told us to go and sin no more. He says that, not because we could actually be perfect, but because He wants us to try with every fiber of being to serve and glorify Him in everything we do and say; and when we fall down and fail, and we will, He picks us up, dusts us off, and says try again. I thought of you today.
I thought of you today…while I was praying. I want you to know Jesus, but I also know that I can’t force you or guilt you into accepting Him because you must choose Him. I wonder if you’ve been invited to church so that you can hear about Him. I want you to come. I want you to know that you are welcome in His house, in His presence, regardless of the impression that we as imperfect followers give off. I don’t go to church because I have it together, I go because I don’t and I need to hear from my Savior. I don’t share His love and His free gift of salvation because I want to judge you, but I want you to know that eventually everyone will stand before His judgment. I’m not a guide on this journey because I know the road- I’m on that same road to redemption too and I want you to come with me. I want to show you my Savior, so that He can become your savior. I thought of you today- much like I do each and every day. I want you to know God the Father loves you and wants a relationship with your through His Son Jesus, because each & every day- He thinks about you!