“Are you still in love with Jesus?” – Max Lucado
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This question hurts me like a wrecking ball every single time. It’s like being with a person you once brilliantly knew and then suddenly, just like that, you forget. You forget who this person is and what he or she means to you. You know the facts. You memorize by heart their birthdays, their favorite food, their most disliked color, and yet you forget how brave they are, how vulnerable they are, how important they are altogether.
Similarly, I experience these kinds of situations in my Christian life. Because there are so many changes inside and out, I quickly forget who Jesus is to me. I feel so guilty because I know that there have been countless moments when I forget to thank him, when I forget to call on him, albeit talk to him in prayer. Because Christianity today has become so dilluted with so-called “christians” who aren’t genuine followers of God, I don’t know what to believe and who to believe in anymore. I’m not saying I am spotless faithful. I am an unfaithful servant and an unbelieving one sometimes. But I know what I’ve been taught even when from when I was a kid, and when I see those people who I look up to drag the Lord’s testimony into the dirt, I begin to doubt.
I hope that God will take us into His presence and reveal to us, again and again, His divinity and our carnality. I hope that Jesus Christ will always keep us inside the palm of His hands whenever we stumble and fall. May the Lord bless us and keep us, and help us remember Him as He truly is.
“Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17