Reflections From The Bible And Life

Whoever Believes In me, Believes In Him Who Sent Me

John 12:44-50; Acts 12:24-13:5a

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Just as the disciples of Jesus obeyed everything that God asked  them to do through Jesus and the Holy Spirit, Jesus asks us to believe in  Him, for His words are not His alone, but from God the Father. Although Jesus did not come here to judge us but to save us, since His wisdom and ways are of God the Father’s, we should listen to what He has taught us.

Many of us have become lukewarm because we have neglected our Lord and leave Him out of our lives, which caused the image of Jesus obscured in our memory. We no longer cultivate friendship with Christ. Life has become meaningless to us, and merely lifeless duties of do’s and don’ts. There are several areas of our lives where we are guilty of this. In what areas of our life are we lukewarm in our relationship with Jesus?

We were not given life just so that we could exist nor to play gods and ravage it. There is more to life than that. God so loved mankind that He gave His only Son to us, even with the knowledge of what we will eventually do to Him. Jesus came in love, yet His love is a judgement on the heart of the person who experiences it. Love is a two-way thing. It is reciprocal. It demands a response. It’s up to us how we want to respond to that love.

It is not too late to experience a full life with our Lord, if we only allow Jesus in our hearts and in our daily lives, and not just in Sunday masses.

Short history on the pic posted: This portrait of Jesus was painted by Akiane Kramarik, a child protege who started painting when she was four. Jesus appeared to her and even brought her to heaven and hell. Her image of Jesus was confirmed by another child who died at three, and was sent back to his parents. His name is Colton Burpo, and he’s the son of Todd Burpo, a preacher and a writer. For more details on Colton Burpo and Akiane Kramarik, Visit the links below:

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, Deluxe Edition

Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry

Prince of Peace – 8 Note Cards / Boxed Set – Jesus By Akiane – As Seen in Heaven Is for Real

 

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