Hello everyone…and how are you doing today? Even before we begin our time together, I would like to come heart to heart with you and let you know that Jesus loves you so very much! I know that these times we’re facing can make us feel shut up, in a world of the Coronavirus; but one thing I know without a doubt…Jesus is there, in the midst of it all…and He will always be there for us, until these difficult times find their end.
Last night, as I was preparing to go to bed, I was hit with a question that goes like this… “Do we truly understand the love that Jesus has for each of us?” As I was thinking on this, I began to think on how it is so easy to say, I love you Jesus; but we must remember that it’s not only through our words that we express our love for Him…but even more, it’s through our actions…just as Jesus’ actions displayed a very real love for us on the cross.
In Romans 5:6-8, we read… “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7) Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8) But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
The love that Jesus displayed on the cross was a very sacrificial love…a love that was willing to look beyond every fault, to lay down His own self and His own life…to pay the complete price for our sin; that we might be set free forever. Now if He was willing to go to the very extreme, as a means of opening up His arms of love to us, on an old rugged cross; then don’t you think that this same love would be available to us, during times such as these?
You know… these difficult times that we are facing, can make us feel as if no one could ever understand the feelings that seem to overwhelm the heart at this time; but you know what…I have come to see that Jesus does care and that He is there for all of us and even more…He truly does understand; but you know…sometimes, I think we just get so caught up in what is happening and surrounding us at the time; that we find ourselves in a dense fog…that seems to have hidden us from the One we need the most, which is Jesus Christ. One thing we must remember; is that Jesus didn’t give Himself up freely for us at the cross; just to walk away…at another time in our lives, when we truly need Him the most.
I remember a time in my life, when all the problems I was facing were so overwhelming; that it actually seemed like a dense fog…one that I was lost in and one where I couldn’t find Jesus…just the density of the problems that surrounded me. It was during one special moment in my life, when I found myself crying out to Jesus; that I felt the need to look up, rather than straight ahead into these foggy moments of circumstance…and as I did, it was as though a ray of hope began to shine through the fog and clear it away.
You know…sometimes I think we just need to stop and regroup, so we can get our thoughts back on track with Jesus. Maybe your day to day life lately has felt dreary and fogged over, by all that is taking place with this Coronavirus; so may I encourage you to look up…not out. Let your thoughts soar above these moments of despair…and one thing I know…the light of His presence will shine down upon you…and lift you up into wings of love…a love that will transport you, from these darkened moments of despair…into the loving presence of Jesus!
As we close our time together, I pray that you are well and that you will truly…truly experience the love of Jesus, above everything else in this life. Please take care…and may God truly bless you! See ya soon!
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