Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rescue Me

This post is for the desperate.
It is for the broken hearted.
The outcast
You who are different
You who don't fit in

It is for the person who has made mistakes that you regret.
You who feel worthless
The hurting
The addict

If you who have ever looked at your life and thought, "Why am I here?",
This one's for you.

If you fit into any category listed above then guess what, YOU are God's kind of person!

Sure, that's easy for you to say...

...but you don't know the life I lead.

When Jesus walked on this Earth He hung out with society's lowest of the low.
He spent His time with prostitutes and lepers, not just with those who were "respectable" in the eyes of the church.

...but I don't have any talents. I'm nothing to God.

Jesus called ordinary men to leave their ordinary lives and follow Him into an extraordinary ministry that changed the course of history!  
He didn't go out and recruit the greatest philosophers and theologians of His day.
No, His disciples were made up of regular people such as fisherman and tax collectors.

...but I turned my back on God and Christianity years ago.

Even Peter, the man Jesus called "The Rock" denied Christ three times.
Yet in John 21: 15-17 Jesus asks Peter three times if he loves Him.  Three times Peter says that He does.  Then Jesus, completely forgiving the three denials by Peter, sends him into ministry by saying,"Feed my sheep."

...but I'm gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, queer.

This is the one so many of us wrestle with for years even though the answer is so simple.
John 3:16-17 says," 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

There is absolutely no clause in this passage that says you have to become a heterosexual to be a Christian.
If you have been told you cannot be a Christian because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, hold to the promise of this scripture.

No matter who You are, our father God loves You so much that He sent His son to die for You.

The blood of Christ, along with the Grace and Mercy of God are like a life line thrown out to a person who is drowning at sea.

You don't have to drown any longer.
Grab hold to the promises of God through Christ Jesus!
His life line is for YOU!
He wants to SAVE YOU!
Hold to that lifeline of salvation and the promises that come with it.
Let God pull you closer to Him so that He can love on you, heal you, forgive you.
Let Him Rescue You!

You are never so low that God's life line cannot reach you.

There's one last "but" to address here...

...but I'm not hurting, or "different", or struggling with mistakes.
In this case, continue to live in the love of God and do as Jesus instructed Peter, "Feed my sheep."
Share this message of Grace, Hope, Mercy, Salvation, and Love with those who do need it.

By doing this you might just be throwing them the life line that they will finally grab on to.

As always remember:
God Loves YOU!
God Created YOU!
God Accepts YOU!

Until next time,