Thursday, July 14 2022
THE LOVE WALK
But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Imagine a love so strong that God could love us in our sin! Remember how you were before Jesus? I do and it wasn't a pretty picture as I am sure it wasn't for you either. But God looks at us the way He wants us to be in the future when we turn our lives over to Him!
Years ago, we visited a program that housed and cared for mostly homosexuals with AIDS. Many were dying and others were deathly ill with this horrible disease! At that time AIDS was relatively new on the scene and the prognosis, grim at best. Anyway, we toured the facility with the Director, a gay man who had the heart to help people and that was what we were there for, to help!
As we traversed the halls a man came up to me seeing that we were a Christian organization and said to me, "Are you going to cram a tract (Gospel literature) in my pocket?" I said no, we are here to love you! The man was extremely feminine, and he replied, 'Come into my room and see my doll collection.' I did and since that time we were one of the only ministries they would allow to come in and we are still helping today! Love never fails!
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thought of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11