In my world today, Jesus is the only thing that matters. Not so long ago, it wasn’t that way. My world was dark and dreary and cold, but no more. I have been in places in my mind I wouldn’t wish on anyone, but today my mind is sharp, clear and focused on the One who pulled me out of that spiraling vortex and gave me a life beyond my wildest expectations.
My world today is full of wonder, excitement and dreams for the future, and though I am now sixty one years old, I feel younger than I did when I was forty. I wake up in the morning with thoughts of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on my mind. I think of the miracles he has performed in my life and still have to pinch myself sometimes because I surely must be dreaming.
Not so long ago I hid from the world and others. I didn’t want to see people and couldn’t bear to talk to them because I just knew they could see straight through me. I was riddled with guilt from the past, felt the sin in me rising to the surface.
Now I love people, love to see them because I know they can see Jesus in me now. I have a light in me and they respond to it. I never knew I had a sense of humor, could make others laugh and smile. I didn’t know for sure if I even had a good heart or not. I do, I really do. I care about others first, and no longer focus on self. That is a great feeling, to care about others.
Until I found Jesus, the only people I think I really was able to love was my son and my grand daughters. I loved them fiercely, but most others were looked at with jaded eyes. I took everyone’s moral inventory all the time. Now I am too busy taking my own and can see other people through different eyes. The eyes Jesus gave me when he saved my life.
I recently started writing again, after forty odd years and it is sometimes hard to do because a brain tumor left me somewhat slow in my thinking, but I remember the words of a little mentally challenged boy who had recently given his life to Jesus.
“I didn’t have a very good mind,” he said. “So Jesus gave me His.”
There you go.
I will never write a best seller I’m sure, but I will write about the miracle of Jesus. I want everyone I who reads my writings to know how healing Jesus is, and how they too can live in His light and leave that world of darkness and pain behind.
That’s my world today.
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