There is one great sign that you are loved more than you thought.
To those who trust in him for salvation, Jesus will never say:
"Go play somewhere; I'm busy."
"Fake it til you make it."
"I just don't think it's gonna work out between us."
"I knew you were a screw-up, but this one really surprised me."
"It's too late."
"I don't care."
"My assistant will get back…
There is more to Christ than what happened in a three year span, as critical as that is for man’s salvation.
Jesus is the true and better Prophet, Priest, and King, who is able to do what those who came before could not do.
In the greatest act of love, Jesus Christ, the eternal, pre-existing Prince of heaven, left His throne and came to earth to redeem His people from their sin so that they may live eternally with Him.
Not warm fuzzies.
Our one, true King forever stands at the intersection of pure mercy and perfect justice.
Let us not think that we can inconvenience Jesus with our cares and needs.
Many things can and will make us happy.
There is no joy but in Jesus Christ.
"To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives or children or the company of earthly friends are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but the scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but the streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops; but God is…
The barren land of human brokenness, which has only ever yielded enough fruit for us to fight over, has been trumped completely by the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, the True Vine.
They looked the stone over and marked it unusable, not valuable, replaceable and inadequate.
Thou who wast lifted up upon a cross
art ascended to highest heaven . . .
Jesus is not far-off, peering through a telescope. He is among the churches. And He is with us now.
Can you hear Jesus advocating for you before the throne?
Jesus is patient and kind; he is not envious or boastful; he's not arrogant or rude. He did not insist on his own way but following his Father's will, left the glory of heaven to empty himself and serve us and sacrifice himself for us.
Jesus isn't irritable or resentful. And Jesus keeps no record of wrongs that he might rejoice over us in our sins and failings…
Jesus is supremely radiant.
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.—John 1:16
Not a bit of Christ is held back from those who trust him. He does not mete himself out according to measures of faith but according to the veracity of it. And for those with a weak faith, if it be true, he gives enough himself for all eternity. A weak faith may hinder us…