Time doesn’t heal wounds…

Time doesn’t heal wounds, but once upon a time I would’ve said that and believed it.

Tonight, this Christmas night of 2021, I am slightly at a loss for words. I’ve had all the emotions of today. The joy, the thankfulness, the stress, and now broken heartedness. Kind of sounds funny thinking about it.

When I reflect on Jesus coming to this Earth 2,000 years ago, I can’t help but think about why he came. I can’t help but hear his tone of urgency in the words he spoke. Each encounter has a sense of importance that compels us to act now. There is just as much of an urgency to make disciples as there is to forgive one another. There is just as much of an urgency to serve as there is to love. The common denominator of them all is that time is short.

There simply isn’t time for waiting. Waiting for someone else to act..to make the first move. There isn’t time to not bear one another’s burdens, nor confess our sins to one another. There isn’t time for resentment and concealing our wounds. Seriously, there just isn’t time. His kingdom is coming. His kingdom is why Jesus came and his kingdom is for everyone. But because the enemy has been at work in deceiving since the beginning, not everyone will get a chance to experience his kingdom. But guess what?! We have the power to change that. On our own? Absolutely not. However, like the apostle John says in 1 John 4:16, “We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.” ––that same love when applied here; “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13:34-35) —is the powerful work of the Holy Spirit. Jesus displayed what it looked like to know and believe the love of the Father and to then use that same love to show towards each and every one of us. He’s actively doing it and the Holy Spirit is revealing it.

Sister, brother, friend… don’t wait for “that time.” Humble yourself, pray and seek His face and turn from your wicked ways. Confess your sins to one another so you may be healed.

Time does not heal wounds, but Jesus does. It’s by his wounds that we are healed.

He’s willing and he’s ready. Are you?

It’s time!

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