Therefore I say unto YOU, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
‘You’ is a very personal word. In the wrong hands it can aggressive, impersonal and invasive word.
My friend went to college and one of the professors had the last name Yu (as in you). He said you can call me Professor Yu, Mr. Yu, teacher Yu but Never ever call me ‘Hey YOU!’
As an Army private, you never want to hear the dreaded words ‘Hey you!’ If your squad leader was pointing at you with a sneer on his face you were probably going to have a really bad day.
On the other hand, you is the most beautiful word when applied with love and caring. Especially when used by the Creator of the Universe when He talks to you! Jesus talks to you with love and caring. When Jesus says you, He, with great tenderness, means me and you, all of us.
Although I personally answer every email, message and text from everyone, immediately, I wish I could talk to you, personally and more frequently. But I can’t. I am not everywhere at once. Even if I could, I don’t have the love nor effectiveness for you that Jesus has.
Not only does Jesus love you more than anyone else does, He is more effective. Jesus is love and He is everywhere. He is with you. Although I talk to Him about you (500+ subscribed readers) a LOT, He already knows! Your prayer requests, your challenges and your victories are important to me, but you are even more important to Him.
When I can’t sleep at night, I intercede for you. I try to address every prayer request and need as the Lord leads. It’s not much, but it goes a long way with the help of the Holy Spirit, Jesus and the legions of angels. When you pray for me and the precious children we serve, it also goes a long way.
You are important to me. You are important to Jesus too! You are so important to Him that He died for you.
Jesus is already taking care of your problems and your needs that you don’t even know about it yet. After all, He died for us while we were still sinners, while we were still not even aware of what was waiting for us without Jesus’ sacrifice.
As I pray for you, I know you pray for us here and the children we serve. You help us as we help them, through prayers, reports, awareness, connections, and financial gifts. We pass it all on to the end user, the desperate children. A beautiful win win relationship for you, us and them.
Jesus’s relationship with you is more important than all other relationships youcan have. Jesus calls you His friend if you Love Him and Follow Him. Friends with God forever is very impressive!
You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 I command these things to you, that you may love one another.
I love you my friend. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for not clicking the unsubscribe button.