Good morning, Loved Ones:
Jesus was always known as a radical, in his time. More than anything, he wanted to be able to do three things. First, Jesus wanted to heal broken hearts so that people could be whole. Second, Jesus wanted to save and set free all who were captive to sin, which means all of us. Third, he wanted to show the church, and its members, what it truly meant to be a house of God.
Question? Have you ever attended a church or been a member of a church where you didn’t feel God’s presence? I know that is a strange question to ask, but it is an important question.
Here is the reason that I ask. There are so many hurting and broken people in the world today. A world that is looking for love and hope and more than anything something or someone to save them from their pain and emptiness.
Do you remember reading any passages in the New Testament where Jesus turned away from healing someone? NO!!
Do you remember a time where someone’s sin was so great that Jesus condemned them right there on the spot and did not address the person’s issues? NO!!
Soooooo….. if we are representatives of Christ and we build houses of worship in His name, why dont we have his heart?
Loved Ones, there is a world out there that needs us to extend our arms instead of pointing our fingers.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
20 Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me.