Casting Crowns has a song titled “Jesus Friend of Sinners”. I thought it was just another contemporary Christian song with a catchy little tune. But then I really listened to the words and it struck a cord with me.
The chorus and bridge are the words that really hit me hardest. Listen to the whole song when you have time but I want to focus on the words from the chorus and the bridge below:
Oh Jesus friend of sinners Open our eyes to the world at the end of our pointing fingers Let our hearts be led by mercy Help us reach with open hearts and open doors Oh Jesus friend of sinners break our hearts for what breaks yours
Nobody knows what we’re for only what we’re against when we judge the wounded What if we put down our signs crossed over the lines and loved like You did
How many times have we pointed our fingers and judged people? How many times do we picket against something instead of STAND UP FOR something? In Matthew 7:1-2 Jesus says, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
NO REGRETS! I just saw a picture of a tattoo that went all the way down a persons’ arm that said “NO REGRETS”. When I think about that saying, I think about no limits and not being afraid and working to accomplish my dreams. I think about looking at opportunities given to me and taking them and trying new things and being free-spirited and happy. Read More
Yesterday was my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary! Fifty years of marriage is a long time and it hasn’t always been easy but they are stronger than ever in their marriage after 50 years.
The secret is to keep Christ in the center of your marriage. But my mom said they have also had to keep patience and love and kindness in the center of their marriage as they worked through the trials over the years. Read More