What was it that brought you here? Have you been haunted by memories of situations that went sideways in a church? Were you disregarded and left alone? Have you never attended church because you think it’s full of hypocrites? Have you been harboring bitterness for years and allowing it to eat away at your sincere desire to follow Jesus faithfully? Spent nights in tears? Felt lost ever since you left? Whatever has brought you here, I believe you owe it yourself to read through these next few illustrations and consider the state of your heart.
You see, Jesus has messed me up. When was the last time you considered Him? I challenge you to gaze at the beauty of His sacrifice. The fiery, burning passion of His love. The finality of His victory. Contemplate Christ FOR REAL and then stay silent. It’s impossible. I can’t.