Light vs. Dark
These ferns are a great visual representation of life in the light of Jesus and life without. The fern on the left, in the light, is big and overflowing with healthy bright beautiful leaves. This is how God sees you and how you feel in his presence. God sees your full potential, he sees your life overflowing in his perfect love and never-ending grace, bright and beautiful just as he created you. God nourishes you in the light and opens your eyes to see the life he created for you. A life full of hope and endless possibilities with him!
Maybe today you are living in the darkness like the fern on the right. Maybe today you feel small and unimportant. Maybe today you feel like you are just enough or not enough to those around you. Maybe today you feel like you are a bad person and not worthy of good things. Maybe today you feel unattractive and unworthy of love. Maybe today you feel like you don’t measure up to the expectations of others. Maybe today you feel like there is no hope for you or your family. Maybe you feel like life has beaten you down. Maybe today you feel embarrassed by the way your life has turned out. Or maybe today you discover none of these things are true. Maybe today you hear the truth about God’s love for you. Maybe today you decide that you deserve better and want to start a new and better life. Friends, the very good news is that it is never too late! You are never too far gone or too far away to turn around and run into the arms of the Father in Heaven.
The truth is that you are loved more than the stars in the sky and you are written on the palm of God’s hand. You are worthy of all God’s goodness and your life means everything to him! You were created for a purpose and a reason very important to God’s heart. He has a big, bright and beautiful life created just for you! He will give you encouragement, strength and hope for your future! Jesus says come to me all of you who are burdened and weary and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30). When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are freed from the heavy weight of sin and Jesus shows you a new and better way to live with him! His way is better and the light always wins! There is hope for you and his name is Jesus! Come into the light and receive your new life with Jesus today!! You can learn more about Jesus in God’s word, The Bible, by talking to a friend who loves him or by visiting a church in your community. It is never too late.
Thank you Lord for your son Jesus Christ who selflessly died on the cross for my sins and by your great power was raised from the dead so I could receive eternal life in heaven and the forgiveness from my sins. Thank you Lord for the light of your love that you have set inside my heart that gives me hope for a better today and tomorrow. Thank you Jesus for your great love and sacrifice. You are simply the best and nothing else compares to you. All glory, honor and power in Jesus name, Amen.