Saturday, March 24, 2012

No Throwaway People

"If my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will take me up" (Psalm 27:10).

For God, there are no throwaway people!

God gives us the freedom to walk away from Him. But God's desire to be there for us forever is so fierce that He took on flesh to live among us, to die for us, to rise for us, and to give new, eternal life to all who will turn from sin and believe in Christ.

Even when you or those you love have this life taken from you, God will never leave you nor forsake you.

You simply need to turn to Him in faith in order to have and be sustained in the relationship with Him we all need.

This is simple, but not easy.

Turning to--really surrendering to--Jesus Christ entails giving up on all the habits and sins we use to make ourselves feel important or worthy or safe and, instead, concerning ourselves with the opinion and will of just one person, God.

Turning to Christ means crucifying the old sinful self so that the new self can derive life from God, the only one Who can really give us life!

"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21).

God loves you and wants you to be with Him today and in eternity.

With God, there are no throwaway people.

(For more on Psalm 27, see here.)

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