A few years ago, a friend of mine asked me “Why do you love Jesus? What does it all mean to you?” At the time, I was caught off guard and to be honest, I struggled with explaining what Jesus means to me without wanting to be “pushy” or “preachy”. I can’t even remember exactly what I said but I know that it didn’t fully explain everything my sweet Jesus and I have been through, how much He loves me, everything I owe to Him.
That conversation has haunted me. I was young. I was too concerned with speaking cautiously rather than proclaiming boldly. I wish I could go back and start over. But isn’t that life? We often have missed opportunities or moments passed that we wish we could redeem.
Praise God we serve the ultimate redeemer.
So now, years later, as I’ve learned more and become more preoccupied by Christ’s opinion of me rather than others, this is what I would say if I was presented with the same question again.
Above all else, Jesus Christ saved me. That alone should be more than enough to explain why I love Him. Why I owe everything to Him. He made it possible for me to have a relationship with God because my sin was in the way. Jesus died for me so that I could live. I can never thank him enough for giving me such an incredible gift.
But because He is so gracious, he continues to pursue me, love me, and teach me every single day. He became a father, a counselor, and a friend to me. One that knows me better than I could ever know myself. One that has plans and purposes for me far greater than I could ever dream. One that accepts me in totality, regardless of all my faults. A friend who truly walks through life with me. And one who wants to fill it with the best relationships, the best experiences, and more joy than I could ever grasp on my own.
And he does.
My life is so full. So undeservingly full. He takes me by the hand and teaches me how to walk the narrow road. How to follow Him even when it goes against the grain. How to love my enemy, turn my cheek, serve others, reach the lost, and live a life with a meaning far deeper than the house I have or the job I pursue. His passions are greater. He plants an eternal desire in my soul, and waters it til it flourishes.
I wish I could bottle up everything that He gives me and just hand it out instead of trying to put it into words. Trust me, you will never be the same if you take His hand and let him love you.
There’s no way to transcribe what he truly means to me in just a few short paragraphs. There are so many amazing stories of him showing up in incredible ways throughout my life that just point all the glory to Him. If you are reading this and want to talk, hear more, or just ask some questions, please, email me anytime. My heart is so open to share and I promise you, it will change your entire life.
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Thank you for reading, God bless!
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love lasts forever.” -Psalm 107:1