WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
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“We’re all in this together”.
Recently a friend described attending our church this way. I had never thought about it quite like that, but realized immediately how true those words were.
We’re all sinners.
Nothing we do,
no church we attend,
no services we perform,
no money we give~
None of these things makes us any better than the person sitting next to us.
None of these things guarantees us a home in heaven.
(Isaiah 64:6, John 14:6, Romans 3:10,
I Peter 1:18-19)
And we’re all in this together.
I’m so thankful that the Bible didn’t stop at the verse~ ALL have sinned and come short of God’s glory. (Romans 3:23)
God made sure we knew how very, very much He loves the WHOLE world,
ALL of us, (John 3:16, I John 4:10)
and even though we are all sinners and we all deserve punishment (Romans 6:23)
~God didn’t leave us hanging.
He didn’t leave us wondering what would happen to us when we die.
Instead, He gave us ALL the Gift of His only Son who took our punishment and hung on a cross.
(Romans 5:8, Ephesians 1:7,I John 2:2)
We don’t have to wonder anymore. We can know, because He tells us so. (I John 5:13)
He tells us there is nothing we can physically do to be with Him in heaven when we die. (Ephesians 2:8&9)
All we need is a heart of repentance and faith to believe in His gift of eternal life through Jesus.
It’s all Jesus.
None of us are better than the other.
Not my husband (the pastor), not me, not the Sunday School teachers or King’s Kids workers, not the Children’s Church workers or any leader in any church anywhere.
Because we’re all in this together.
We’re all a bunch of sinners who desperately need Jesus.
You don’t have to have some miraculous, pivotal moment in this journey. There are no “rules”. It doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t have to attend church or be baptized. You can be sitting alone at home or on a quiet beach. You can be in the middle of a busy restaurant or a crazy commute.
Gods gift is there for the taking no matter where you are or what you are doing at this very moment.
If you haven’t had that time in your heart of hearts that you have put your faith and trust in His gift of Jesus, you can right now!
Just talk to God.
He’s right there waiting.
You can tell Him you love Him.
You can say you’re sorry.
You can thank Him for sending Jesus.
You can just believe.
And you can know that I’m right there with you~ a sinner who needed Jesus and asked Him to be her Savior when I was 13.
It doesn’t make me perfect.
I still mess up every day, but thank God He loves me so much, He continually forgives and He whispers to my heart~
It’s okay Charisse~
We’re all in this together.