thou shall be judged
by Francis Soffen
My walk with Jesus over the past five years has shed such insight on life for me. My lament is that of wishing I had found my savior sooner, but I guess all come to the Master in the Master's time. Now that I am a Christian, am I supposed to care only for others and not for myself? I don't think that is the full message as Christ wants us to be sustained by his body and blood, and through this nourishment, to do good works.
I am sick—very sick. I want to do good works, works I need to be healed, physically. In order to achieve this healing I must secure my release from prison.
Many judge me, and I cannot blame them. All I can do is caution them not to see the splinter in my eye while ignoring the beam in their own. My sins are many and great, but they are all washed away by the blood of Christ. Is this miracle only for those who are worthy? Those who have been pure? What about the parable where the workers who showed up at the end of the day got the same reward as those who were there from the beginning? Am I not worthy of the same reward as all true believers? I ask all those who judge me, either veiled or in the open, to answer those questions for themselves. Thou shall be judged by the only One who can judge.
As my life slowly fades away and I can see a solution to my demise outside of prison walls, I become more determined to become healthy and make amends to all I have hurt, directly or indirectly. My prodigal return may not be popular, but it is in fact the result of the power of the Holy Spirit. Dismiss on the cross finds his savior. Should I be denied my "dismiss" moment?
Thank you Lord for your gift. I open my heart to your judgment, as it is truly the only one that matters. All praise and glory be yours!
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