I don’t belong to this world. I don’t mean to single myself out or sound conceded. We are all Children of God and He wants us with him in heaven forever. And we don’t belong to this world.
To say we are Children of God is to say that God loves each one of us like a parent loves a child. We are precious to Him. He loves each one of us individually and wholly. His love for you is deeper and wider than the universe. You cannot fathom it. There is no scale to measure it with. Whether you go to Church, believe in the Bible or follow Jesus or not, believe and know that you are loved.
Ok, so what do we do with this information? We can discount it and go about with our earthly plans. We can hear it and believe it and say “Yes but He doesn’t love me, I’m not worthy.” We can know it’s the truth but not have faith or believe it in our hearts. Or we can believe it and feel it and then hide it under a bushel basket.
We can look at the world and say “If God loves us so much, why do so many suffer so much?” I’ll give you my opinion on a subject that many scholars, smarter than I, have tried to answer. Again it’s just my humble opinion and I don’t claim to have all the answers. I don’t even know most of the questions.
There is sin in the world, so there will be suffering and pain. There is evil all around us. And I don’t subscribe to the belief that God is punishing us for our transgressions. God is love.
This pain presents us with an opportunity to be Jesus in the world. I know, I know, it sounds corny but hear me out. If we are “created in God’s image” then shouldn’t we look, sound and act like Him. Shouldn’t we forgive those that hurt us? Shouldn’t we help the helpless? Shouldn’t we love the hopeless?
Even if someone won’t listen that God loves them, much less believe it, shouldn’t we love them like God loves all of us? Like many things in life it’s easier said then done. And I’m no angel and I fail at this all the time.
A friend once told me something she had heard about God. It goes something like this, God loves and respects us so much that he will not enter our lives and hearts unless he is invited. It’s the same with our prayers, we have to ask for God’s intervention. We must also believe in our hearts that He will help us.
Is that enough for miracles to happen? Not really. We need to understand the Power of Jesus’ name. He intercedes on our behalf to God the Father. In the book Heaven is Beyond Your Wildest Dreams I read, when we believe in our hearts and pray “in Jesus name” God cannot ignore us. He will command angels to deliver those miracles to us on Earth. They battle evil on their way to us and it takes time to get here from heaven. But sometimes we lose faith because it took too long. We can’t receive our miracle from God unless we have the faith. We must be vigilant, persistent and faithful. Remember St Paul said “Pray without ceasing” (1Thes 5:17)
This is just some of my ramblings, thoughts and things others have written. And I guess you could poke holes in it pretty easily if you try or you could experiment with some of this. See what results you get. You may look at your experiences on this Earth and be able to explain the previously unexplainable.
To have peace on earth and good will toward each other we need prayer and action. And lots of it! We need to pray that God may change people’s hearts. He needs to change the hearts of world leaders and other powerful leaders. We also have to ask for him to change our hearts and the hearts of specific people in our lives and communities. We also need to be a channel for God’s love for his children. We must be His instrument in the world to proclaim His love.
Love does not fail. It conquers all things. Love overcomes everything: death, hunger, poverty, evil, etc.