Your First Love calls you back home

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“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.” (Matthew 23:37)

You think it’s in your strength. In your religion. In your daily meditation. In your philosophy and your spiritual wisdom.

You think your status and good deeds and charitable works make you enlightened. You’re well read but still cannot see the Word.

You were so close to Him when you were a child, when the simplicity of love for Him was enough to stir you to believe.

You understood what the love of a Saviour was then.
But how far you have strayed from Him, in putting your good deeds and your practices, and your programmes ahead of a simple reaching out for Him and leaning into His embrace.

When He lifts His voice, do you hear Him? When He reveals Himself to you, do you recognise Him? Or has your heart grown cold to the reason for it all?

You think you need all of this stuff, and accolades, and fame and power and money. But really you just need Him.

He’s the Messiah.

Do you understand yet what Messiah means?

“Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.” (Rev 2:4 and 5)

(The Sketch Chronicles: 15 of 365)

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©Copyright Heather Djunga 2018.

Author: Heather Djunga

You would die for Him but will you live for Him? What would happen if one person - you - committed to live out loud for Him? ©Copyright Heather Djunga 2018.The creative concepts, drawings and writing on this site cannot be reproduced without the expressed permission of the author and artist

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