Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14: 6
Christ is waiting and available when we call Him. And, when we ready our hearts to welcome His presence of peace, He humbles us to understand the love of our Father. He opens the door for HOPE to find us and sets the stage to welcome the power of HIS love.
Jesus came to demonstrate God’s love. Sometimes, we forget we need Him. He came to do the will of the Father and reach EVERY one of us. He was sent to preach the good news about the kingdom and lead us from darkness. He came because God sent Him to seek and save the weary and lost.
He is the Good Shepherd! Jesus watches over His sheep. He knows us by name and gently pulls us back where we belong. He cradles us in care and reminds us how it feels to be humbled. He lifts us where we see glimpses of what’s ahead and recognize how to overcome fear in our weakness.
Christ offers grace from love which is undeserved. None us of deserve the love of our Savior. We turn our backs and choose the influences of the world. We neglect to recognize why we need to be rescued. But, Jesus loves us! He longs for us to understand we are worthy to be held by Him.
“Here today, gone tomorrow” gratification will NEVER provide abundant JOY. It will never lead us to discover what God intends for us to find. And, it will never allow us to be found in Him. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He will lead us to the Father, when we seek Him, surrender our selfish selves, know Him as Lord of our lives and understand we ARE worthy. We ARE loved.
Dear God, We are calmed, as we gratefully consider the love of our Great Shepherd. Humble our hearts to recognize HE is the way the truth and the life. We will lift our hands to the One who saves and find peace in the arms of His everlasting love. And, we will find HOPE to remember; peace WILL come, when we examine our hearts and realize why we need to be rescued. Amen
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