Come Close

August 22, 2009 at 4:24 am (1)

I’ve heard that if you ever have something that you need everyone to hear, that you should scream it from a mountain top.

If I want to hear anything from Jesus, my mentor, the model by which I live my life, then I should probably listen closely to the things that he yells from really high in the air.

He says that when there’s less of me, there’s more of Him. So when I’m at the end of my rope, when I have nothing left of myself, he’ll be there to fill me up.

He says that when I feel alone, as though there is no one for me in the whole world, he has always been there and will always be there.

He says that in all my weakness and failure, in everything I’ve ever done wrong or been judged by others for, that everything I already am is good enough for His grace.

He says that when I am hungry for the good in this world, that when I am thirsty for the life he has set out for me, that all I need to do is ask, and he’ll fill me until I’m bursting at the seams.

He says that when I’m persecuted and insulted and hurt, that Love will win. No matter what. Love will win out over anyone’s hate, and any Love I show to the God living in others, I will feel in the God living in me.

He says that I should be able to love myself, because He loves me, and when I begin to believe that God could love me, I’ll see His love in the rest of the world.

He says that we are all in this together, and then when I begin to make peace with my enemies and show people the peace they can share with each other, I’ll see that we are all one family under God.

He says that when there’s no way I can take control … He’ll take over.

Now … I’m not trying to be presumptuous. Or in any way … authoritative.

I’m just telling you what he told everyone there that day.

I’m just telling you what he told me.

Whatever this life is .. its drawing me in.


1 Comment

  1. Julia said,

    That was absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the encouragement!

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