I know your troubles, I know that your heart is heavy with concern and fear, that you are severely challenged by the violence and insecurities of this world. Look into His eyes, see what I have seen and know that my Father, and yours, will gently guide us through the difficult times we are facing.
Just imagine Jesus holding us in loving arms, soothing our hearts, asking us to trust him…
I have been there, I understand. Have you ever read what they did to me? They called me a heretic, a blasphemer, and a charlatan. All I wanted was peace and brotherly love, to live my life as a beacon for the Father whom I worshipped. I believed that all people were equal in my Father’s eyes, that all should equally participate in his abundance. They hunted me like a criminal, beat me, stripped me of my clothing, humiliated me, flogged me, spat upon me, and then nailed me to a wooden cross to die an ignoble death.
But, I survived. 2000 years later people still quote me and read about me. Now, loved ones, you tell me who died on that cross? Those who persecuted me and drove the nails are nothing more than ashes and bones, but I am still alive and well in the eyes of millions of people.
I have been there, I know your pain. The illness and devastation in your world today – I understand. The possessed, the lepers, the lame, the plague ridden were part of my world. The corruption, the crime, the deceit, the hypocrisy were also part of my world. Just trust me for I have endured it all and I have conquered everything put upon me simply by dying to the things of this earth and turning eyes to a power greater than any on earth. I AM ALIVE!
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest in your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” MATTHEW 11: 28-30 NIV