I want to ask forgiveness of all the people I have met in my lifetime that have pain or an illness that can’t be fixed. God has blessed me my entire life with incredibly good health. I could not relate to the pain others felt suffering from long term poor health. Sure, I felt bad for them. But, only for an instant. After all, I felt good. Forgive me.
With my recent migraines, I am beginning to appreciate the physical and mental suffering of others. This experience will likely be one of the biggest blessings of my life time. It seems the price of knowledge and understanding is not always cheap. The cost of love even more, so.
This picture is a picture of a man I don’t know, but I am sure it is representative of millions around the world who are confused, hungry and lost. This picture is my self portrait without Jesus. I am still a man. I still think. I still have dreams and passions, but most will never be fulfilled. I am starved for the love of Christ.
In the midst of my headaches, I have been praying God draw me close. Don’t let this suffering be for nothing. Place value in my head hurting. Teach me what you want to teach me. Order my steps. Reveal your pleasure on my life. Show me your purpose in life.
God gave me this picture of man without Jesus. Look at the eyes. See the insatiable desire and hunger. Look at the hands designed to have purpose and function, but having no strength. Look at the lips having desire to speak, but no words of value to say. Look at the nose, ready to breath in the essence of Jesus, but smelling only the stench of death. This is a picture of me without Jesus.
God revealed a mystery to me last night. It likely won’t be much of a mystery to you, because unless God reveals, words are just stuff on paper. But for me the revelation is mind blowing. The truth places great meaning on my life and yours. I’ll save the revelation for a future blog as I work through its implications, but I want you to know Jesus loves you.
Without Jesus, life is hell and eternity is waiting….