He saw where she was and met her there. He gave her a relationship, not just provisions.
Instead of just providing a list of behaviors to avoid, Christ spoke intently about how we feel: anger, lust, hate, love, vengeance, benevolence, pride, anxiety, power, longing, etc. In short, He addressed the attitude of our hearts…our feelings.
I’ve often heard Ravi recount the most pivotal moment in his life; his failed suicide attempt at 17 years of age. In those dark days, he had turned to death as a solution to his misery. He employed death to remedy his condition and found that someone already had: Jesus Christ.
Does decor make a home more appealing? Absolutely. Does it solve the core issues and integrity of the structure? NO. While watching new home owners gush over a blitz reno-ed property, I can’t help but think, “If they only knew what lay underneath…”
Have you ever been in conversation and heard a Christian scoff at those who are "all about God's love"? Have you ever seen someone roll their eyes at people who preach or promote the love of God; sarcastically referring to us as the "all love" crowd?
Back at home, the bath water has been drawn. The shower’s hot but we fear the process of scrubbing off the dirt, we fear the scars and festering wounds that we might find underneath.
True. The past cannot be undone. But oh, little one, we CAN change the now.
The most overwhelming truth I have found in my life is that God is not offended or put off by my weaknesses. But He is the remedy.
In the Kingdom of God, the statement of “once an addict always an addict” couldn’t be further from the truth.
...only you can set off on your journey. The decision to travel towards healing is entirely yours.