Sunday, October 10, 2010
At some point it all became too much. Reading stories, hearing news reports, experiencing the hurt behind the eyes of so many LGBTQ people of all ages. At some point I made a choice to stand up; a choice to be heard. At some point enough was enough. Something had to be said.
This blog isn't fancy.
It doesn't have to be.
It's not flashy.
That doesn't matter.
There is one purpose to this blog and it is to share the amazing, radical, life changing, unconditional love of Jesus Christ to all who visit here.
This message is for everyone including lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning people.
We are ALL children of God.
Our Father God loves you no matter how you look, no matter how much money you have or don't have, no matter where you are from, and no matter who your are attracted to.
As a young gay Christian growing up I learned first hand how hurtful it is to hear that you are going to hell for being who you are.
For readers who are straight, imagine the feeling that no matter what you do in life or how hard you try to please Him, you will never be accepted by God.
I felt real pain every time I heard this message of non-hope.
For the LGBTQ readers, If you have heard that message, Don't Believe It!
Let me share with you the Truth.
-We cannot comprehend the amount of mercy and hope that is offered to us through God's unconditional love.
-Not only does He love you but He created you.
-God does not make mistakes.
-You are a beautiful child of God.
-If you have accepted His Son as your personal savior then you are a Christian. Case Closed.
-No one and no thing can take that away from you.
If you have to write these things on your bathroom mirror so that you see it every day then do it.
This is hope, the hope of salvation.
There is a God and you mean the world to Him.
His love for you is greater then anything you can imagine.
I CHALLENGE you to take this message of hope and learn it.
Get it deep down in your core and believe it!
After you know that you know that this is true, the real journey begins.
Take that message and spread it to your friends who are hurting.
Share it with your family members who think "God made me gay only to hate me."
Plant a seed of change in the hearts and minds of LGBTQ people all around you who think Christianity isn't even an option for them.
Answering this challenge is the only way to end "the epidemic of losing hope" that is causing so many beautiful children of God to give up on life.
No matter if you are 13 or 83; straight, gay, trying to figure it all out; black, white, or other; please join me in bringing Hope to those who are struggling.
Please join me in praying for Christian Leaders around the world who's church doors are open to all but with an asterisk. No Gays Allowed.
Lastly, please join me in Showing Christ's Love to those who are different from the "main stream".
Thank you for reading and accepting this challenge.
Remember, there is Hope!
God Loves you!
Until next time,