Slow Down with the Savior.

Made for Love.

I have had friends ask me, “Out of all the world’s religions, how do you know Christianity is the right one? I’m scared to choose wrong.” Let me tell you how I know…

Today I laid my 3 month old daughter down in her crib to grab an outfit from the drawer and begin changing her. As soon as I laid her down, she turned to baby rage. I mean, this girl was yelling at the top of her lungs, face bright red, completely ignoring me as I stood over her offering the pacifier. As I picked her back up, she calmed in seconds, returned to her normal color, looked up at me and smirked. The hint of red In her eyebrows and the mere fact that she’s got my genes are a good sign she’s got some sass in her, but I know it’s more than that.

The need for intimacy is deep within each of us. We are born craving connection because we were made to live in the Garden right alongside our Father. There is nothing else that fills our hearts or satisfies our lives like being loved. Christianity is not a “religion” but a relationship with Jesus Christ, who died to restore our connection to the Father after it was broken by sin. Jesus endured being whipped and beaten. He was agonized to the point of sweating blood. He was crucified, meaning he died the most inhumane and painful death recorded in history. And yet he did it for “the joy set before him.” US. He knew what it meant for you and I. He bought us back at the highest price- the cost of his own life. As you read the Bible, you will find that the entire thing is a love story that depicts God pursuing YOU.

THAT is how I know. I was made for Love.

(Originally Posted February 21, 2020)