You are loved

I’ve joked before that “Evian” spelled backwards is “naive.”  True.  Some people are just easily duped.

Several years ago someone called a package delivery driver’s wife in Kansas while her husband was on the road. A man in a professional-sounding voice said, “Mrs. Jones, this is Dr. Johnson. I’m sorry to inform you that your husband is in the hospital with a life-threatening, unknown disease and may die. We need a hair sample from you immediately because we believe you may have also contracted this disease.”

The terrible news jolted the poor woman. The man instructed her to get a pair of scissors and cut off all her hair at the roots so the hospital could run some lab tests. She obediently did as she was ordered, cutting off her hair.

After completing the caller’s instructions, she asked what to do next.

The man replied, “The next thing you need to do is wait for your husband to come home. I made up this entire story.” The prankster then hung up.

 

There have been times in my life when I’ve been duped by people who have decieved me.  We’ve all learned the hard way, that you better be careful who you trust and who you take advice from.  We must be constantly aware that the enemy is out there and will stop at nothing to invade your family, steal, kill, and destroy.  He’ll even use other christians.

 

Satan wants your perception to be based upon deception. The woman in the story above acted on what she believed to be true. You act, not necessarily upon what is true but on what you believe to be true. Satan also knows this, so he creates an unreal world through your imaginations. He knows that if he can get you to believe his lies, you’ll react as though they were true.

 

Here are some REAL words of TRUTH.

John 3:16-18 New Living Translation (NLT)

 16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

18 “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son

Jesus loves you.  He really does.  He gave His life for you.  He wants you to know that.  He wants you to experience real forgiveness.  You can just come to Him as you are, and the HE will gently change you into the picture of LIFE that He wants you to be.  Relax.  Take a deep breath.  Rest in His love and peace… and know… that you are loved.

John 10:10 New Living Translation (NLT)

10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

Truth wins!

There you have it.

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~ by Scott Herrin on October 5, 2011.

One Response to “You are loved”

  1. II really needed tthis today . Thanks Scott, I really needed this today, a encouraging hug from my Father.

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