A message of Love...
To those who are in pain, need, who suffer, need love or feel that none care.
God loves you, us Christians, we love you. Sometimes we fall off the ball and don't show it or extend ourselves to take care of those in need. But that is our human condition. We all are selfish.
Sometimes we mess up and only care for our own needs and not the needs of others. Which our love and faith commands of us.
That is the reason for this message.
It maybe that you have never read the Bible or you have read parts and felt it didn't relate to where you are, or maybe that you feel that the God of the Bible doesn't care, or maybe you are just not to sure about and you even have a large question mark or decided for yourself that God does not exist. But I tell you that God is real and He loves you. You may have come across Christians who have seemed distant or uncaring and you even have been hurt by believers, but can I tell you that that's because Christians are all a work in progress and we make mistakes and we fall short of what we should be. The Lord Jesus may not always be reflected in the people who claim to be His. For that, I apologize to you for my own shortcomings and that of fellow believers but it does not take away from the nature of God who is a God of love and He cares for you very much. Every word in scripture is true, the message that runs throughout scripture is that, my friend, God loves you so much that He came in the person of the Son Jesus and died that you might have a relationship restored to Him and His Father. Jesus paid the price, the penalty for your sins, though He lived a life without sin He died that you might live and have a chance of living a life full of abundant love and so much more.
Many Christians do care though, we care about you and those who are in pain, are in need, who are hungry, thirsty or thatdon't have a palce to sleep. We have a message that has to be shared, for we have discovered the love of God and have received His free gift of salvation and want you to receive it to, hence the reason for this article. This gift that God gives is a hope for a better future, a peace of mind in today's hectic and unsure world and a heart for others to see thelove that you have in your own heart that only God can provide. I believe that you would find that there are many Christians who are involved in work with the needy, the hurting and foreign missions. Many give financially to those causes. So despite what you have experienced from Christians, there are many who do care and I care about your eternal destination.
Regardless of what you may think about the church, the faith, the people or even Christ, we are all here for you.
The ones that are lost, the ones that worked hard their entire lives and have everything, but still have a hole in their life that can only be filled by love... the love of God.
We Christians are supposed to be holding out our hands to you, extending the love of God to those who need love. This is what the Bible teaches us. Sometime we have a hard time expressing our desire to help others. Other times it isn't so hard and we do as we are supposed to. but, as I've said, we are human and can't help but to fail at times. That is why God loves us, not because we fail, but because with Him we can be perfected in love.
He, God, Christ, the Lord, the Savior, the Spirit... all One person. All God.
You may have heard plenty of Bible scriptures and plenty of people talk about God and you may think that you know that He isn't there, or is dead, or that He doesn't care for you... As what I'll show you... you are His most prized possession.You are God's child! You are the one that He died for. he cares so much for you, that he allowed himself to die for you. Who else do you know is willing to die for you?
He gave His own life, for you. For a chance to be with you... He did it for a chance...
He died for you, just to have a chance to live with you... who else do you know is willing to DIE just for you, to be with you? No one!
The Bible, again, you may be tired of it, tired of hearing its words... but the Bible is so much more than a book. So much more than a group of old tiring stories we've heard a million times. The Bible is a message of love, hope, mercy, life, healing, peace and harmony. Its entire being is only a message of these things. A love story that God that shows that He loves you so much. He chose to use some of the most influential people in history to show you that He is there, He is always there, and that He love you dearly and has done everything just to show you that and to have a chance to be with you.
You want to know how much He loves you? One of the most quoted verses in the Bible is this:
"For God so loved the world..." Do you know what He is talking about? Who/what is 'the World'? YOU are the world.
Those who are lost in life who have no way to turn, or anyone to turn to.
Those who feel that no one loves them and who are broken hearted.
Those that feel that there is no hope and worry about things like their next meal or where to sleep.
This single verse is speaking directly to you. If you'd like you can even go as far as tell it like this:
'For God so loved you, that He gave His only begotten son.'
Is that blasphemy? Is that me telling you something untrue and twisting His word? I believe not.
This Bible, this group of 66 books/letters, have been crafted through literally thousands of years through: Kings, Queens, servants, warriors, the lowest of the low and even written by those to once hated Christ and God; have been guided by God to write this book we call the Bible. And its single most important message, its single purpose...
To show YOU, how much He loves you. How much He cares... that He would/has sacrifice Himself, His only son, for you.
Would you sacrifice yourself, your life, or even or your son/daughter to show someone you love them without end?
I seriously doubt you really would. But God did already. He did sacrifice Himself and His only son for you. He has already paid the price for your sin. When we sin, we separate us from God. That is why sin is such a big thing to Him, regardless how small or trivial of what we've done.
You may feel condemned for the things you've done in your life. You may have a need to forget or correct those things. This conviction is the Spirit telling you to draw to God to get whatever is tormenting you corrected.
Rely on God, He can, and will help you in correcting those things. He will help you get your life straight again. He will help you heal your wounds of the past. If you only let Him.
You ARE NOT too far from God that He can't reach you.
You CAN NOT sin too much where God will not draw near to you to love you and care for you.
You ARE NEVER too far from God that He can't hear you.
As you might have heard these verses too much, I can not stress how much God loves you except by you hearing His own words:
[bible]1 John 4:9-16[/bible]
From God's own words, He's told you how much He cares for you.
Seek Him out. Find others who believe. Find answers in the Bible or from others who believe.
If you are new to the Bible and Christianity... Read the New Testament, then the Old Testament. Why? Because the New Testament reaffirms the Old Testament. The New Testament is the New promise God has made with Mankind, this is His promise to you. The Old Testament was the promise to everyone before Christ. Where as the Old Testament can be confusing for the new believer, the New Testament is clear in that what God has done for you, and He is doing and what He will do for you.
Please, don't ignore this desire for love that God can only provide.
Seek answers for yourself in God's Word.
Fill this void in your life for the things we are meant to have like love, purpose and peace.
God loves you so much... don't deny this free gift of His love for you which He has paid for you eagerly.
He has done everything He can to get you to understand that He only wants to be with you.
Don't deny Him, read the Bible and seek out other believers to find the truth, the truth of God's love for you.
God bless you and your family,