08 March 2015

God So Loved The World


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." ~John 3:16-17 ESV
God wanted us to be His. He loves us so incredibly, so overwhelmingly, so completely, He couldn't bear to deny any of us the chance to come unto to Him.

And so, He gave us Jesus. Jesus loved us just as much, just as totally, as His Father. He had the same desire, the same heart, and the same mind. He too wanted us to be His, with all of His being.

But there was only one way for Him to have the right to claim us as His own.

He had to become ours.

Give Himself, to us. Without reservation. Without caveat. Without holding anything back.

And He did it.

He is.

Ours.

Oh, what a God we have, that belongs to each one of us! What wonder, what mystery, that God calls us unto Himself . . . that it is only our willingness to come unto Him that determines whether we do or not. None of us can EVER be perfect enough. We're mortal. Limited. We'll always have messes, we'll always carry the sin and death of the world in us, so long as we rely on our own strength.

The only question to answer is, "Do I really trust God when He says He wants me, right now?" Finding Jesus is the ultimate Come As You Are Party.  He already paid the price, already has said, "Come unto Me".
"Come unto me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."*
So what are you waiting for?

Do you trust Him?

Can you trust Him?

*Matthew 11:28

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I welcome questions and concerns--they are most often what spur us closer to the truth. I only ask that we all give everyone the most generous benefit of the doubt, assigning the best motives possible. A soft answer truly does turn away wrath, and an atmosphere of Jesus's love is the best for learning, no matter which side of a discussion you're on.

Thanks so much, and God bless you!