March 2011 Newsletter

2011 NEWSLETTER

LOVE WINS
Its hard to imagine living a life where there is no one who loves you. No one who cares about what happens to you. Not even if your hurt and life just seems too hard. Its hard to understand when you get up in the morning and start your day there would be no one there to say good morning or have a great day see you tonight, I love you! No one to encourage you or even give you a hug to last the day. Or if you have ever had children, as hard as that can be sometimes, when the child looks up at you and your eyes see the trust, the feeling that they know, no matter what someone cares about them and someone is there to keep them safe, warm, protected. What if the child had to walk out thinking there is know one here for me; no one cares. There is in this world today alot of pain and hurt. There are time when giving up seems like the answer. When just saying I’m tired I just want to quit, stop, rest, give in, and let pain and sorrows win, the battle is too great and no one cares what happens to me. I just don’t feel needed or loved and I can’t remember what it feels like to be loved. There was a time I was sure that love never even exsisted. There was a time in my life when paying the rent, putting food on the table for my two sons and buying school clothes and paying doctor bills, seemed like nothing good was ever going to happen. It was like a cloud of despair over me and my family. It was like someone had closed the only door to a room that had no windows and there was just darkness, no light, no love. I struggled for many years in that room, darkness all around me filled with despair, even hate. I hated my life and I hated what I had become. I kept looking to see who closed the door, who was responsible for all my pain. Who’s hand was turning the lock on the door. Who could I blame for my pain and despair. I know; I’ll blame God. He doesn’t seem to care anyway. He’s the one who created the room. I really didn’t even believe in God back then. Growing up going to school I was taught evolution. We came from a big bang. Apes were are great, great, great, great grandparents. So God it was, this is all your fault. You are to blame. But what I was about to find out would change everything. JESUS MAJORS IN RESTORING HOPE! You see He didn’t create the room so I could live in darkness and despair. It was there to show me what not to do and where not to go. It was there because someone long before me had made a mistake and I was now given the choice to either walk in to the room filled with darkness and despair, or open my eyes and ears to what someone filled with Love and compassion has to say about who I am and what He has in store for me. Revelation 3:20, “Jesus said Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me.” You see, the God that created the room also created a way out a door and thru that door is LOVE, JOY, Peace and Comfort, a world filled with LOVE. And once you walk thru the door you will truely begin to understand what Love is all about. You see, I believe after searching for 30 years for The Way to true happiness, it wasn’t in all that I could own like cars, trucks, motorcycles, homes or land. No amount of money could fill the void. But LOVE could. My friend and pastor Jason says LOVE WINS! Jesus is the answer. What have you got to lose? Darkness, despair, being unhappy with life. What if the world tried Love. What if we lived in a world where if someone needed something, lets say a coat that you had. And you gave it to them not expecting to receive anything, but just giving it out of Love because they were cold and in need. What would happen?

The Bible says in Luke 6:38 “GIVE and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down shaken together and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
LOVE WINS!


Thanks to all of you for the help you have given. May God bless each and every one of you.
In Him,
Richard

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