God’s Cry to Mankind
God did not create human robots. He will not force us to do right. He will not ignore evil. Yet He is loving and full of mercy to those who repent (repent, means to change course). God desires our lives to be amazing. He has great plans for each of us. God told the prophet Jeremiah “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). It’s such a shame we never talk to him to find out what those plans are. No we just go stumbling down the road like lost and confused drunks. Then when we finally see the mess that we have made we yell out “God where were you? Why didn’t you stop me?” And God says, sorry, you don’t accept my advice. I sent a pastor; you wouldn’t listen to him. I sent your grandma and you laughed behind her back. And now you’re getting ready to do something else that will turn out badly. I spoke to you through your neighbor about it, but you told him to mind his own business. Why do you still not listen?
God cries out, “Oh my precious child, how I long to lead you the right way, but you think you know more than the One who created you’. So, we go around the same mountain one more time. When and if, we get tired of going around in endless circles that always end in bitterness and defeat, maybe then we will open our eyes and our hearts and call out to God in repentance. Then He will come to us, when we cry with a sincere heart, and He will take us in His arms and He will tend our wounds and heal us. Oh how He must wish we would do it now. But, we continually think our way is better. God waits, for a while. Know this, there is coming a day when He will no longer wait and then He will no longer hear our cries.
So, please, don’t wait too long. The scares we are getting are deeper and deeper each time we reject Him and go our own way. Each time our hearts become harder. Run to God now. Please accept His love, forgiveness and cleansing.
Hear God say, “My child, I sent my own dear Son to die for your sins. He has already paid the price for all your rebellion. I loved you that much. Yes, I did that for you. I don’t want you to be lost any longer. Run right now into my waiting arms. I will be a Father to you. Come, now, my son and my daughter. I love you. Please, come now, because the time is short.”