Greetings to each of you. It is a wonderful and awesome truth to be able to declare that we are in Christ and that we are a part of the Body of Christ. We are here for just such a time as this—and these are truly unusual times.
Upheaval is a word that describes these times. We see this not only in the news sources around us, but, also in the cries of people around the world who are going through very difficult times. The best news is that the Kingdom of God is not in upheaval nor is He in confusion nor are we alone.
Allow me to briefly share two life-changing words that those of us who follow Christ have heard and heeded at one time in our lives. Those two words are the words Jesus spoke to Matthew in Matthew 9, FOLLOW ME. Everything in life changes when we hear these words, push our chair back, and follow Him. He did not tell Matthew where they would be going or what they would do when they got there. The word was just to follow—He would fill in the details as they moved on. Jesus did give a clue, however, as to where they would be going in verse10 through 12 of Matthew 9. He said they would be going to “sinners” and “sick” people. There it is—those who follow Him will be going to sinners and sick people.
Who are they?
All of us.
Where are they?
Jayne and I have captured a little of our journey to sinners and sick people in the pictures that are included in the short video below. This is our journey for now. You have yours and we bless you in it. We would love to hear about it. If granted that opportunity, we will listen to you and rejoice with you in the journey on which you find yourself as you FOLLOW HIM.
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