“All shall be well.” – Julian of Norwich
(Listen to my song “Radically Okay” on YouTube by clicking HERE)
On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore.
Do you think Jesus drew big crowds because he was preaching fire and brimstone sermons about eternal punishment in hell?
These people came to hear an uplifting word…not a fearful one.
Jesus told the people about a God who he called Abba…which is sometimes translated as Daddy.
Jesus said if you knew him then you knew God (John 14:7).
Jesus was the one who did not condemn the woman caught in adultery.
He was the one who told the story of the son who squandered his father’s inheritance in an immoral life but was welcomed home by the same father with open arms…the father being the “God-figure” in the story.
Jesus was the guy who was unjustly and brutally killed…but forgave all involved from the cross, even though no one had asked for forgiveness.
Jesus was the one who said there were many rooms in his Father’s house and that he was preparing a place for each of us (John 14:2).
And he also said he would not reject anyone who came to him (John 6:37).
And Jesus said this of God: “And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it [on] the last day” (John 6:39).
No wonder the masses being oppressed by the Romans came in droves to hear him.
What Jesus was preaching was called the gospel…because it was good news!
Let this be the news you hear today…and the message you share with your life!
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Remember…God loves you!