This past year has been anything but dull! There has been a worldwide pandemic that is still going on; various political and social movements; business and work struggles; tragedies, death, hurting, etc. It’s been a challenging year for everyone and different for everyone, too.
Not all of 2020 has been bad. There are many blessings from 2020 that I’m sure many can testify to. However, the hurt is real, and I don’t want to make too light of the pain either. There is Good News, though!
Although the hurt is real, so is Jesus. Jesus is real. His birth, life, death, and resurrection are real. His grace and forgiveness are real. His love for you, despite all of your fears and failures, is real. When Jesus died for your sins, He did so before you were created. Jesus loves you just the way you are, but He loves you too much not to offer you a life that is BETTER than what the world has to offer you. All you have to do is accept Him.
You may ask, “If God is real, then why would He allow all the heartache of 2020?” I don’t have all the answers, and I’m not going to pretend that I do. Some things we just don’t know and that is called faith. However, God does tell us a lot about who He is in the Bible. For instance, God is the “Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning in the end.”(Revelation 22:12) God was the beginning, and He will be at the end. God is, was, and is to come. (Revelation 1:8)
There is one verse that is very popular. This is usually the first verse everyone learns, and the verse that most people know.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
What I want to focus on is the two verses that come after that that not many people know. I personally did not grasp the weight of these two verses until recently, which is very important, especially in today’s society, if you truly want to understand the full character of who Jesus is.
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because He has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” John 3:17-18
Thank you for checking out my new blog. I hope you will return soon and follow along as we walk together in becoming more like the Proverbs 31 woman. I am praying for you. God has a purpose for you. I am so excited to see what God is going to do through this blog, and in your own life.
Happy New Year!
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