So many think Christianity is about rules, church,
pleasing people (the pastor, youth minister, parents)
or a list of don’ts.
Do you know what it is?
Being saved means:
I am starving and Jesus says,
“I am the bread of life.”
I am stumbling around in total darkness and Jesus says,
“I am the light.”
I am lost in a forest and Jesus says,
“I am the way.”
I am sick and Jesus says,
“I am the great healer.”
I am deceived and trapped by lies and Jesus says,
“I am the truth.”
I am a dead woman and Jesus says,
“I am the life.”
That is what salvation means.
Not keeping rules, but a dead man finding life.
Not playing a part, but a starving woman finding food.
Not pleasing people, but a person lost in the darkness finding light.
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.” John 6:51 (Jesus Christ)
(Excerpt from “Butterflies, Biscuits and Rain” by Susan Aken. Available as a free e-book at http://www.lulu.com/shop/susan-aken/butterflies-biscuits-and-rain/ebook/product-17544507.html)