Last night I walked outside and looked up. I love living in the countryside because the stars appear brighter stretched across a black velvet sky. There were so many; each one twinkling in brilliance.
Then the thoughts came flooding in: Jesus is the author of the beauties of heaven and earth. He made it all and He shares it with us who personally know Him. In fact, to everyone who has received Jesus as their own Savior, He has promised that all the riches of heaven are theirs. Until then, while we are still pilgrims on this earth, He has promised us a treasure chest of everything we need to get through anything at all. What a wondrous, loving, perfect God, who would reach down to imperfect and selfish us, and make a way that we can live with Him in the beauty and perfection of love — forever!
“The heavens are Yours and the earth is Yours; everything in the world is Yours — You created it all. You created north and south, Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon, praise Your name. Powerful is Your arm! Strong is Your hand! Your right hand is lifted high in glorious strength! Your throne is founded on two strong pillars — righteousness and justice. Unfailing love and truth walk before You as attendants. Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of Your presence, Lord. They rejoice all day long in Your wonderful reputation. They exult in Your righteousness. You are their glorious strength. Our power is based on Your favor.” Psalm 89:11-17
To think that we can actually know God personally, and only because His love is so great and beautiful that He wants us to know Him. He made that way possible through His dear Son, Jesus Christ. The Bible, God’s love letter to us, tells us in Romans that there is no other entrance to the beauty of heaven, except through His Son. There is no greater joy than to personally know Jesus, for He is the epitome of love itself, and He wraps us in His arms, and He whispers His words of love into our hearts. Oh, how wonderful, exciting, and true!
I hope everyone reading this knows Jesus personally; if not, just ask Him right now. Ask Him to forgive all your sin. He promises to forgive all, no matter what. Ask Him to come right now, this very moment, into your life. He will do so by His Spirit and He will never leave you. Instead, He will prepare your place in heaven, and He will steer you along your life’s journey. He loves you, and He will guide your steps, and fill you with His own peace, all because of His unmeasurable love. Love, love, and more love. That’s Jesus! Oh, I do hope you know Him.