Saturday, April 4, 2015

Jesus Loves Me This I Know

Do you ever feel so restless you think that you either have to go skydiving or try to sleep it off?  That's how I've been feeling.  I know God has a plan for my life, I mean I see his fingerprints all over my life.  Without his involvement from my birth, I probably wouldn't be here.  So how can I give back to Him?

I think that recently I've been very happy being a "good person".  Nothing to challenge or break me.  We have a lot of changes going on right now, so I think that has taken a lot of my attention.  Yet, I can't stop feeling this underlying desperation for more.   I have always thought that as a teenager, I have to wait till I'm an adult to change the world.  I was okay with that.  Reading Alex and Brett Harris's book "Do Hard Things" ruined my life.  They said that I didn't have to wait till I'm 'grown up' to change the world.  Totally awesome, right?  So how do I go about changing the world?

It's Easter weekend and it's a reminder of what Jesus Christ did for me.  Growing up in a Christian home the thought that  God loves us has always just been there.  I don't think that I really understood it perfectly.  I just have always taken it for granted.   But recently it hit me out of nowhere, that JESUS LOVES ME MORE THAN I CAN EVEN IMAGINE!  I mean, how mind-blowing is that?

Think of the person that loves you most, for me that's my parents.  For you it might be siblings, spouses, boyfriends/girlfriends, or maybe a friend.  You know that this person really cares about you a lot.  Now imagine that you did something really bad.  It was so bad, in fact, that you go to court and are given the death sentence.  What would happen if that person that loves you stepped in and said "You know what? I'm going to take their punishment so that they can live because I love them and I want them to live."   Do you think that the person you're thinking of would do that?  Would they, literally, die for you?

Someone did.

That was Jesus.  He loves you a million times more than you can even imagine.  That's a lot!  He died in punishment for everything that you ever did wrong, so that you could someday live forever in a perfect place.  But did you know that Jesus didn't stay dead?  He had the power to defeat the power of death and to come back to life.  He has gone to prepare that perfect place and he will come back for those who have put their trust in Him.

I know that this is a big thought.  We as humans can't really actually understand it.  We have two choices, we can either believe it or we can blow it off as a silly fairy tail.   Science says that it is impossible.  It's not.  I obviously can't give you an entire lecture on creation science in one post, but I can tell you something,  God loves you.  The Creator of this massive universe loves you as an individual more than you can even comprehend.   And if we believe this, we will one day live with Him in heaven, without any pain, tears, disabilities, regrets, or people that hurt us.  It's a perfect place.  And it would be my joy to see you there one day.

Because Jesus loves me, I am going give my all out for Him.  You can keep me accountable to that too!  I know I'll have days where I really wish I never got out of bed.  I may never know the effects I've had.  Sure, I'll be discouraged.  Yeah, I'll pick up a couple scars along the way.  But I am going to keep the Crown of Life in sight and I will do my utmost to give all glory to the King of the Universe!

If you have any questions about the Gift of Salvation I will be more than happy to give you any thoughts or to put you in contact with someone who is smarter than me :)  May Jesus bless you abundantly this Easter.