If Jesus was to write a note to you, here is what I think He might say:
It was a hard fight, but well worth it. I have you now. To pay the price for you, was my honor. To go those lengths for you, was important to me. To not give up on you, is actually part of my DNA. I don’t give up on daughters. I don’t forsake those I love. I can’t.
And, I never will. This is why, I want you to know, dear daughter, that you can trust my promises. I did not make them to break them. I did not come to earth and say things to never follow through.
“God is not a man, that He should lie…” (Nu. 23:19)
My character is not disappointment, abandonment or rejection. If you’re living those things, can I tell you something? That is not of me. If it is not “of me” why are you carrying it?
You can give those things to me right now and banish them in you. Just as I absorbed every nail, I can absorb your every pain, trauma or feeling that has captured you for far too long. I’ll take it all for you. My body was broken, so that your’s might find healing.
“And by (my) stripes[c] (you are) healed.” (Is. 53:5)
I carried what you were never meant to carry, so that you might live life abundantly.
“I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (Jo. 10:10)
Can you see? What I have for you?
I really am as good as you hope I am. You don’t have to be scared that I am not as good as you wish I am. Or, act pious so that you can finally feel like you’ve earned or warranted attention, accolades or affirmation. This is not the way of love. This is the way of conditional love. That is not of me.
I have unconditionally laid down my life so that you, as a child of God, could unconditionally rest in my gift of grace. If you’ve never done that before, today is your day. Come and hear more about who I really am.
I wait for you…
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Give us hearts and minds that believe this deep in our soul.