Linda Taylor: The answer to important questions
May 14, 2010
In John 20:17, Jesus said "Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God."
As I was reading this scripture, I realized that Jesus took the time to explain to Mary that his God and Father was also her God and Father.
He could have just told her he was ascending up to heaven and leave it at that, but instead he wanted Mary and all of us to know that we have the same heavenly Father and God.
As I read these words, I began to cry. It was then that I realized that I am a part of his family. Yes, I knew Jesus died for me, and that I am saved through his precious blood, but to realize that the same God and Father of Jesus is also mine, seems almost overwhelming to me.
Because most of us feel we truly don't belong in one way or another because of the rejection in our lives, so it's hard to accept that you belong to God through his love for us.
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That is why the tears came that day — I have never felt so much love come upon me as I realized I have been accepted into the arms of my loving heavenly Father.
So I asked myself, what if I wasn't born?
What if God hadn't sent his son to die for me?
These are two of the most important questions anyone could ask.
My answer to these questions: I sure would have missed out on the greatest love anyone could ever feel because it's God's love that keeps us going through the hard times and the good times.
Nothing else or no one else could accomplish that for us.
We all have tried without God and we have not succeeded. If you say you have, then you are not being truthful with yourself.
Without God, you will never be able to feel the love that I felt that day.
I think of the many people who feel hopeless unloved and alone, but the truth is they are not alone, and never have been. God, your heavenly Father, has always been there.
As you read this article, I want to thank God that we were born.
I thank God he gave us his only begotten son.
We have always been loved from the beginning.
God bless everyone.