A Conversation with God 8/11/2016
Me: God, as I tarried in your garden, I heard the words of a verse that has given me comfort for many years.
God: And what words are they, my child?
Me: They go something like this… “…everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me, and those who come to Me I will by no means cast out.”
God: Ah yes…I remember exactly when they were first spoken. My Son was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum the very day after he had fed a great multitude of people some fish and bread.
(God pauses in thought)
God: Seems like yesterday…
Me: Uhm…I’m not quite sure when He said it, but those words have meant a lot to me in my life, even from early on.
God: Tell me, child…how have they comforted you?
Me: Well, sometimes I feel I’m not good enough…I mean, it seems I mess up all the time.
God: All my children stumble…you are no different.
Me: Yes, Lord…but…I’m gay…
God: I know all things, my child.
Me: Uhm…yes Lord but I’ve struggled with being gay since a little girl. I kept it a secret from my family because I thought they wouldn’t love me if they knew.
God: That could well be the case with man but with Me, there are no secrets and with Me there are no limits to my love. I love you with an everlasting love. I have called you, Lisa and in faith you came to me and believed. Neither I nor Jesus will ever cast you away…and no one can ever pluck you from my hand. My Son’s words were true thousands of years ago and they remain true today. Trust me.
Me: Yes, Lord…but…I’m gay…
God: Lisa, I knew it before you knew it and still my words beckon you to come and drink freely from the water of Life.
Me: Yes, but others say…
God: But, what do I say?
Me: I know Lord…but…
God: My child, I called you and you came. Remember my words, “Whosoever, shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.” Lisa, whosoever means you, too. Nothing can ever separate you from my Love.
Me: God, can it really be that simple?
God: I made it simple because I want all to come to me. I loved the whole world so much that I gave my only Son, Jesus, and whoever believes in Him will never perish; instead, they will live forever. Lisa, Jesus paid a heavy price to secure your salvation and because of what He sacrificed I will never no never turn you or anyone else away.
Me: Lord, how can I even begin to thank you.
God: Well, I never grow weary of your thanksgivings and praises. They make me happy. So go, live your life in grace and share the good news of my love with everyone. ALL are welcome…no ifs, ands or buts.
Me: Lord, take my life and let it be all for you and for your glory. Glory to you forever!
And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17
All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. John 6:37
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16