I want to share with you a message in the sand, that changed my life…Every grain of sand represents how much God cares for you and me… “How precious are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in the number than the sand” (Psalm 139:17-18). Think about that, grains of sand…that’s more than we could ever count. We sometimes need to be reminded of that, especially when our feelings tell us otherwise. In spite our failures, He loves us enough to not only to forgive us but to energize us to be the very best we can be for Him in our daily lives. I knew a lot of information about God but didn’t know Him personally. Then, all of that changed in the summer of 1970 . We had a new Pastor at our church, Dr. Ian Walker, and he spoke about having a personal relationship with God, not just about a religion about God. . I attended a youth camp with our church youth group on the coast of North Carolina. One afternoon, I went by myself for a walk on the beach .I prayed and asked Jesus to become my personal Lord and Savior. I have never regretted that decision I made that day. Through the years, I have been back to that same camp to lead retreats and attend meetings. I always take time to go out on that same beach, just talk to Jesus in prayer and thank Him. I still feel unworthy of His love, grace, and forgiveness …yet I know from His Word it is true. I am still learning more about how much He loves and cares for us.He is my best friend, best counselor, best encourager, I can’t imagine living life without Him. He makes me a better person, spouse, parent and friend for others. He is my motivation, and source of strength each day. Thank you Jesus for loving me and caring for me! Also, since that day, I am so thankful that I have had the opportunity to tell others about His love and care for them too. Just this past week, I had the honor of introducing Him to a friend of mine who is over 90 years old.
How about you? Do you know Him personally? If not, please talk to a Pastor or a Christian friend. It will be the best decision you will ever make. Maybe you are already a Christian, but somehow you have drifted away and neglected your relationship with Christ. He is just a prayer away, please talk to him today. The Bible teaches us that if we will come near to God He will come closer to us and that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is awesome to think that the God who created you and me, and the earth we live in, cares so much for you and me…even more the grains of sand on a beach.