Jesus loves you.
Yes, you. You, Christian. You, atheist. You, nihilist. You, mama who’s so tired and just needs a break. You, student who can’t possibly handle another math quiz. You, lovely human who has been contemplating whether your life is even worth it.
He loves you. He died for you. He knows you. He’s a comfort to the broken. A healer for the sick. The Alpha and Omega. The Prince of Peace.
More than that, idk who needs to hear this, but… those “Christians” who are in a cult doing shady things, those pastors you hear about sexually abusing people, the hypocritical aunt you have that looks down her nose at you, but goes to church on Sunday, those aren’t Jesus. And that wasn’t Jesus’ command for His church. That isn’t Christianity. Not what it’s supposed to be anyway.
Idk who needs to hear this, but… yeah. The Bible clearly states homosexuality is a sin. So, yes. We believe that too. Does that mean we’re “homophobic”? No. Does that mean we hate you? No. Does that mean we believe you need to have shock therapy, conversion camp, denial of your basic human rights, or that you should receive a death sentence? No. Anyone who hates rejects love. Loving is what we’re supposed to do above all else. I don’t hate you. Most of the people I interact with don’t hate you. Some of my great friends are part of the lgbtq+ community. I don’t love them any less.
Idk who needs to hear this, but… CHRISTIANS! Stop forcing your morals on non-Christians. I swear this concept is going to be so lost on some of you. “Oh my gosh, they’re living together before they’re married. They get drunk. They xyz.” Yeah, bro. That’s what happens in the world. They don’t have the guide Book you do and they don’t believe in it, so why would they live it?? Your job is to love. Your job is to be set apart. Your job is to witness to them even if it isn’t through what you say, but what you do. We are not a part of this world so it isn’t going to look like us and you can’t force people to live like you do when they don’t believe in it. Stop talking behind their backs and love them.
Idk who needs to hear this, but… you never have to pay money for a miracle, breakthrough, or a sign. Don’t give in to false teachers and preachers. AND GUESS what the best way to fight this off is… Just guess. READ THE BIBLE YOURSELF! Do not put yourself in a position to lean on those who do not speak truth. Put that Word in your spirit, write it on your heart, and then live it. Reject anything that contradicts what you know to be truth.
Idk who needs to hear this, but… cancel culture is taking us to dangerous places. Especially for Christians. Stay vigilant. Keep on your toes.
Idk who needs to hear this, but… you are fearfully and wonderfully made. You were knit together in your mother’s womb. You are known. You are loved. There is nothing you can do to outrun that. There is nothing you can ever do to stop it. There is nothing you could ever do to earn it. It simply is.
Idk who needs to hear this, but… their rejection has nothing to do with you. I’m going to say that again. Their rejection. Has NOTHING. To do with you. You are not “too much”. You are enough. You are perfect. You are so much more than they’ve seen.
Idk who needs to hear this, but… your life is worth something. Don’t. Don’t argue with me. I hear it. I can hear it right now. “You don’t even know me. You don’t know what I’ve done. Nobody cares. You’re just saying that.” Stop it. I do know you. I’ve been in that spot. Depression ain’t special. Ooh, that hit a nerve, didn’t it? Depression wants to isolate you. Tells you no one understands. Don’t it? Don’t it make you feel like you’re the only one in the world who feels like this? Like you’re crawling your way from rock bottom over and over again. I’ve been there. “No, but you didn’t hear what they said about me.” Idek care what they said about you. I know what God says about you. And I am telling you right now that your life matters. I’m proud of you. You’ve come so far. You can do this. You have NO IDEA the amount of lives you’ve touched just by being YOU.
Idk who needs to hear this, but…
Jesus loves you. And so do I.
The Happy Otter