Today’s lyrics- I’m praying for you, because you used to follow Jesus
“I know so many things have changed
But Jesus Christ is still the same,
And He is standing at the gate
Calling to you
You might think after all you’ve done
He wouldn’t care about you now,
But that’s the thing about His love
It keeps holding on…
And I’m praying for you,
cause you used to follow Jesus…”
Today’s lyrics are from a song I wrote called, “I’m praying for you”. Over the years I’ve had many friends, and known many people, who started down the path of life and for one reason or another got sidetracked. Some started well, but when faced with life’s disappointments, questioned the reality of a loving God. Some chose sin over obedience and seemingly just walked away. Another was hurt badly by someone else sinning against them. One friend of mine rose like a rocket and burned brightly for a brief moment in time, and then just as quickly, fizzled out and faded away. I could go on and on about all the possible reasons people fail to stay in the faith. I could enter into the debate of whether they were even saved in the first place, and know that some would probably say they were never really Christians at all. But what would be the point? All I know is that the love of Jesus Christ is the strongest thing in all the universe.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
When I think of those who once named His name and now no longer follow Him, I appeal to the love of Jesus and I pray for them. I know He’s longsuffering; I know He just doesn’t let go, as we so often do when frustrated by others. There is no love like the love of Jesus! Do you believe that? Then pray! Call out to Him and appeal to His mercy and love for those you know who have left the way.
“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.” (Matthew 18:12-14)