My mind wanders easily. All the negative voices from my past still haunt today. I fight against the words that are false, yet I still am a victim of my own self-doubt. My mom always told me I was a mess! I couldn’t agree more. I am a mess. And that is exactly who Jesus came to save…the messy people of this world. The ones who do not have it all together and want wholeness, love, peace and hope.
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
Reflecting back on a friend’s invite to join her at Chapel, I wonder if I received more than she? She seemed rattled and preoccupied. We missed each other in the parking lot. I sat in the back row, watching for Miss Bonnie’s perky step. Her face said it all. She left her phone at home, so missed my text, to say I was going in, without her. It was 7:58 am and the service started at 8:00 and I do not like to be late.
Why are some words better left for the trash? They certainly do not feed our needs of assurance, encouragement and fortitude. I am here for Bonnie, for the long road ahead, that we both must travel, to fully understand. I hope she keeps my text message. I didn’t abandon her. We are sisters in Christ and time spent with her is healing and refreshing. I hope she understands.
What was the message Jesus came to give us? That He is here, on everyone’s journey, and we should keep the words He spoke, and the words written before He came to earth, as vessels to push us further into wholeness, love, peace and hope. There are no broken promises…only sweet reminders that we are children of the King of kings and Lord of lords. Do not drift away…