I am here.

I feel so burdened today.  Things.  Life.  Reality.  No matter how hard I close my eyes, and try to wake up, it is still here.  It is still happening.  Like a horrible bad dream.  Sometimes I wish I wasn’t awake to it.  Sometimes I look at the sheep and I wish I could be like that.  That lasts for a moment and I realize I was designed – me – for a reason, for purpose.

I am sure we can all agree that time is significant.  Why is it the year 2021? Factually, because 2021 years ago, Jesus was born.  Time stopped on the day He arrived, and started again.  No one can argue that.  It wasn’t because any other religious leader was born.  It was because the Savior of the world was born, Jesus.

Religion.  I have talked about my faith with people that I love.  A common reply to those that have not come to faith is this “I am not religious.”  It is a great rebuttal.  It silenced me.  If they are not religious, then why would they want to hear more.

However, in this last year I have learned more about my faith.  My eyes are open.  I am not religious either.  It is a horrible thing to claim.  I now know that it was the religious leaders that killed Jesus on the cross.

Jesus came to tell people about love – that all you have to do is believe in Him and Love Him and you are saved for eternity.  

Religion is propaganda.  Religion forces you into a box and commands humans that you must comply to very specific acts, prayers, beliefs, commands, restrictions, all you must DO to be “good enough.”

Jesus taught AGAINST the religious leaders and they killed him.  They tortured Him and hung Him on a cross as a public example of their terrifying power.  So, ask me again if i am religious.  

Religious leaders were money mongers.  They were obsessed with man-made laws, restrictions and the consequences people would suffer if they didn’t live by their insane rules. 

Seems a lot like the restrictions we are faced with today.  With the constitution deteriorating before our eyes and the safety and protection of ourselves and our children being taken away from us, it is imperative that we keep one another safe as long as we can against tyranny. 

I am not making a political stance, this post is neither republican or democratic. What is happening right now is human. Freedom of speech, revoking the First Amendment, social terror, fear suppression, propaganda, socialism, these are all things that are actually happening right now. We must not be divided, we must love one another.

Jesus taught forgiveness, acceptance, loving your neighbour.  Jesus came to save the sinners of the world, the murderers, the prostitutes, the demon possessed, the scum.  He hung out with them, loved them, healed them and many of them loved him back and were saved.  They simply realized that He loved them and they accepted His perfect love.

So, Simply, in a world that is absolutely terrifying – with promise of only getting so much worse – please know that I write this to you because I love you.  I am not trying to get under your skin, push away our friendship or force you to do something you don’t want to do.  I love you, with a like-Jesus kind of love and I ask you to only consider facts.

Time is real.  It is 2021.  It is that because Jesus was born 2021 years ago.  Time stopped because He was here.  That proves His significance and His Power.  That fact cannot be argued.  That fact means He is real, He was here, He loves you and all He wants is for you to love Him back.

Time is not guaranteed.  The time to believe is now.  Is there time for us?  For our children?  For our wives or our husbands?  

I feel compelled to share this with you because if I didn’t try at least one more time to share the truth, I wouldn’t really love you.  Love bears all things, acceptance and rejection.  I still love you no matter what.

All you have to do is pray and tell Jesus you love him, that you want to be forgiven of your sins and that you want to see him in Heaven when you die.  That’s it.  It’s so easy it’s almost laughable.  Yet not, cause it’s your eternity – and it’s a choice.

I am praying for you.  I love you so much.  

John 3:16 – for God so loved the world, that He gave His one and Only Son.  That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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