“I am the bread that gives life.”
“I am the resurrection and the life.”
“I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
“I will come back and take you with me.”
Jesus, ever proclaiming– ever offering, but never forcing! It’s His voice. But, it’s our choice.
Near the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus said, “Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Martha, do you believe this?” (John 11:26)
The first time John hears Jesus speak, Jesus asks the question, “What are you looking for?” (John 1:38)
The honest questions. The thundering claims. The gentle touch. God will whisper. God will shout. God will touch and tug. God will take away our burdens; he’ll even take away our blessings. If there are a thousand steps between us and Him, he will take all but one. But he will leave the final one for us.
The choice is ours.
~from, A Gentle Thunder, by Max Lucado