I have a message for all my friends!
All my friends who are struggling right now…
To my friends who don’t know how they are going to pay rent in a couple of days,
To my friends who have a loved one in the hospital,
To my friends who have lost a child,
To my friends who have lost their freedom,
To my friends who are stuck in an abusive relationship,
To my friends who struggle with their mental or physical health,
To my friends who can’t find a job,
To my friends who are moving from sofa to sofa,
To my friends who live in fear of the unknown…
TODAY IS GOOD FRIDAY!
It is my most favorite day!!
Today, the most important man who ever lived, died over 2000 years ago for me (and for you)!
No one else has ever done this for me. No one has ever sacrificed their life for me. No one has ever loved me THIS much. Even before I knew I was a sinner. Even before I knew I needed a savior…
I lived without hope. I found myself in a life I never expected or wanted. Not only did I feel trapped, I felt undeserving of anything else. I felt dirty. I felt the weight of the world. I felt responsible for every wrong doing. I had no worth. I was lost.
And before I even felt all this…a man took this all from me! He saved me! He gave me hope!
He LOVED me!!!
He loves you too, and I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet!
HE’S COMING BACK! I swear to you, I know this to be true.
And because he comes back, everything he said was true. He is the son of God (Matthew 3:17). He is the way, the truth, and the light. No one can come to the Father except through him (John 14:6).
So, although I don’t know how any of you are going to get through the day, I do know that you are loved (John 3:16). And that God sees you (Proverbs 15:3). He made you for his glory (Isaiah 43:7). He cherishes you (Psalm 139:13-16). He has a plan for you (Jeremiah 29:11). He will never leave or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). He is for you (Deuteronomy 31:6).
You will get through this! And not only will you survive this, you will become better, wiser and stronger. You are becoming your best you!
Today, Jesus died, and in three days he will be back. If he’s not, then call me crazy. But if he does, then fall to your knees and praise him. (I think I stole that from someone. Whoever it is, he’s much smarter than me. You should listen, cause he’s not wrong.)
God is good.
All the time.
I love you.
Better yet, JESUS LOVES YOU!