Good morning beautiful people. Do you know that your Christian life and mine don’t make any sense unless in the depths of our being we believe that Christ, not only knows all and has all access to everything, but also knows all about our pains, poverty, and plights? Today, He is pleading with us to come to Him. And, we don’t need to wait until we get our head on straight, be free of sin and be just. He needs us to come to Him wounded, frightened, lonely, angry, empty, depressed, injured, and in despair and He will make us worth the person we should be.
He promises to love you just as you are and not as you should be because you’re never gonna be as you should be. Do you really believe this? With all the wrong choices and turns in your past, the mistakes, the detours, the moment of selfishness, dishonesty and degraded love you’ve displayed to others?
This moment do you really believe that Jesus Christ loves you, not the person next to you, not mother Theresa, not your dad or mom, not the church, not the world, but you? Do you believe He loves you beyond worthiness and unworthiness, fidelity and infidelity? Do you really believe He loves you in the morning sun, in the rain, without caution, regrets, boundary, and no matter what’s going on, he can’t stop loving you?
You have to believe that. This is Jesus Christ in the gospels. This is not something I read in the books or heard in sermons. By the grace of God, He is the most compassionate friend I’ve met in my life. And, he loves me beyond my filth, my sins, my mistakes, my pasts, for his compassion is never based on my performance.
This morning, this week, would you let Jesus Christ come to you on his terms? Would you let him love you as you are and not as you should be? Nobody in this world is as they should be. What made Christ the greatest lover in human history is that he really knew and still knows what hurt his people. He knows what hurts you and what hurts me. He understands he’s here for you. He feels what we feel.
If you read the scriptures closely, you will notice how fine-tuned Christ is to our sense of loneliness, our fears, anxiety, emptiness, desolation as well as He is tuned to our joy and consolation. He displayed this with the adulterous woman, Peters denial, his death on the cross. At every time he is moved with compassion. We must never forget that when we speak of compassion of Christ, we are speaking of the compassion of the Almighty.
He doesn’t want us to compare his compassion for us to our compassion for others. We shouldn’t be foolish as to compare our thin, fickle, moody, and wavery compassion with His. The numerous physical healings performed by Jesus Christ are only a hint of the anguish in the heart of God’s son towards humanity.
If there’s anything I’ve learned since I’ve been saved by Christ, is that if you call Him goodness He will be good to you. If you call Him, love, He will be love to you, but if you call Him compassionate, He knows that you know. There is absolutely nothing that He doesn’t understand about our pain in human history. He feels every separation, every wound, and every burn.
If you’re reading this and crying out for His love to touch you, please know that He’s not afraid of your scepticisms, your indifference, and your doubt. He’s saying; “it’s okay. I’m here. I’m with you and I’m for you”.
Love you guys
Blessings and Love