Show me the one, show me the way, help me to know just how to share the love You gave.

Look around you! There is probably someone who could use some love! All too often, we find ourselves surrounded by people who are going through some difficult times. Perhaps you are! Whether it's unemployment, family problems, health problems, depression, loneliness, or whatever, all of us would like some relief from what we are going through. We need to see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

And there is! The Light of Lights, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is willing and more than able to lift us from our darkness, into His pure and safe haven of light. He promises His love and presence to heal and deliver, to strengthen and help, all those who call on Him.

Like the beam from the mighty lighthouse, that directs ships safely back to harbor, His Light is there to show us the way to Him, for Jesus is truly the Way, the Truth and the Life.

It is my prayer that this site encourages you to reflect His light to those around you who need to know Him. Let Him use you to share His love. And as you embark on this remarkable journey, please share your experiences so that all of us can grow together in our quest to reach all the world, lest anyone should perish.

May God richly bless you!

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Name Is Written on His Heart

The Bible is filled with verses proclaiming the deep love that God has for us, and I love to sit down in a quiet place and spend some time reading it. I love my Jesus and always feel comforted, reassured and at peace when I spend time with Him.

Recently, I came upon a verse in Revelation (1:13) which describes the appearance of Jesus to John in the Isle of Patmos, which is in the Mediterranean area. John had been a disciple of Jesus and knew Him very well. The time in this setting is around 95AD, about 60 years after Jesus was crucified, rose again from the tomb, and had ascended into heaven. John was about to receive a revelation by Jesus Christ concerning events that would happen in the last days, which incidently, is in our near future. John sees Jesus wearing a robe and He has a golden sash around his chest. In curiosity, I decided to research this in a commentary (The Preacher's Outline & Sermon Bible) to see what this meant. I was amazed!! Let me quote: "This particular sash was something like the chestpiece of the high priest on which the names of his people were engraved. The sash or chestpiece covered the heart. This symbolized that Christ holds His people and His church ever so close to His heart. They are all engraved upon the chestpiece of His heart and held ever so dear by Him."

That means He has my name engraved over His heart! What love! I knew He loves me...the Bible tells me so! But to read this, I really feel loved!!

This is how God showed His love among us:
He sent His one and only Son into the world
that we might live through Him.
This is love: not that we loved God,
but that He loved us and sent His Son
as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. -1 John 4:9-10

It feels so good to be reminded of His love for me. And to think He has my name written on His heart! I hope your name is there too!