Don’t worry… I’m not going to spill the details of the messiness of my life right here right now; though it’s tempting to do so and just get it all out of my head and my heart.
I’ve shared my heartache of the weekend with my mom and my best friend and for now, that’s all who need to know.
BUT, I will share that I just posted this on Facebook:
Sitting here in tears over this post…
Jesus knows what parts of my life I consider to be a “mess”, but without HIM those messy parts would never be redeemed.
I’m struggling today, friends. Focused on my mess and wishing the Messiah would just take it away or make it perfectly whole in Him.
But I know that he IS the Great Redeemer and every messy part of my life will one day be redeemed through his love, his grace, his perfection.
I just have to put my trust in him…
“I believe; help my unbelief.” Mark 9:24
Here is the post to which I’m referring…
Without the Messiah, life’s just a mess!
These words immediately came to mind.
Name above all names
The rescue for sinners
The ransom from heaven
Lord of all
What an absolutely beautiful praise chorus.
I remember it well.
Messiah occurs only twice in the NIV.
The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).
And he brought him to Jesus.
I love Andrew.
He was always bringing people to Jesus.
His brother Peter.
The little boy with the loaves and fishes.
The Greeks who were seeking Jesus.
What is the point of Christmas and Easter, if we are not bringing people to Jesus, the Messiah?
What is the point of every day, if we are not helping people find the Messiah?
Maybe that is why we have the quote.
Without the Messiah, life is a mess.
Maybe that is why the world is in such a mess.
Maybe the world is in such a mess because we have not told the world about the Messiah.
Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman
The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.”
Shiver me timbers!
John 4: 39-42
Many Samaritans Believe
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”
If you have read the story then you know what Jesus told her about everything she had done.
What a powerful testimony she had, for the Messiah, in that village.
Her life was a mess.
They knew it was a mess.
Jesus knew it was a mess.
Just like he knows about my mess.
Just like he knows about your mess.
Without the Messiah, life’s just a mess.
I could not possibly say it any better than that.
That’s my dad’s Facebook devotion on his church’s Facebook page.
For years I’ve given my dad a church sign daily calendar. 2017’s came from my mom, but for the same purpose. Daddy shares what the church sign for the day is, then types a devotion off of that.
This weekend, another layer of a major mess in my life was laid bare and I’m struggling to move past it. But this post reminded me that my mess will be redeemed through my Messiah.
I hope you made time for Jesus this weekend and didn’t just focus on Egg Hunts and Bunnies that deliver baskets. Because there would be no Easter had Jesus not died for our sins and rose again to conquer death and Satan.
If you do not have a church “home”, let me tell you about mine some time. If you’re local to Richmond or just passing through I’d love to have you come sit and worship by me.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!