Our world is full of preferences; people prefer a slim body to a fat one, light skin to dark skin, riches to poverty, being young to being old, and the list goes on. The world tells us even without saying it, that these options are the ideal and should be sort after, so we see people spending millions to look younger, the fitness industry boast of billions of dollars generated because people want to lose weight, and we hear of others stealing and looting funds so that they can be wealthy. Many others who cannot make or afford the change, begin to feel inadequate and inferior bringing about a loss of self-esteem and perhaps self-worth.
One who loves unconditionally
I want to introduce you to someone who loves you just the way you are, He is Jesus. He does not reject anyone based on their body size, the amount of money in their bank account or how beautiful, ugly, or old they may be. Even when we deliberately make poor choices health wise, His love for us remains unchanged. He tells us that we are wonderfully and beautifully made, though we see ourselves differently. He calls us the apple of His eyes and His love for us and a place in heaven does not cost a dime! He has given it freely to anyone who will only believe in Him. We cannot ignore the fact that there exist among us those who are beautiful, tall, rich, light skinned and slim, does God love them any less? Certainly not. In His eyes, we are all one, but the good news is that no one can boast of being loved by Him because they possess one or these “favored” qualities.
So, when the world puts you in a “class”, remember there is one who loves you the way you are, there is no beauty, wealth, intelligence, or educational requirement for a place in His presence. Will you not say yes to the one who does not require you to be a certain way in order to show you love? He is waiting to express His unconditional love to you.
If you want to receive eternal life through Jesus Christ, say this simple prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins and rose from the grave to give me life. I know You are the only way to God. So now I want to quit disobeying You and start living for You. Please forgive me, change my life and show me how to know You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.