It never ceases to amaze me when I sit with a group of people who have been completely hopeless, but now they have found Jesus. I go every now and then to a meeting in Kilmarnock called Road to Recovery. The meeting is based on the 12 steps and the beatitudes.
A person sits at the top table and shares what their life used to be like and what it is now like with Jesus. The transformation is incredible.
Jesus performs miracles today when he gives real hope to the hopeless.
I often go to this meeting as it is real life, that is life as I used to know it. People share their innermost secrets, that is their deep down fears and issues.
Going to the meeting gives me a sense of perspective.
Sometimes I go to church and it is about grace. True grace is when Jesus touches someone’s life who is in the depth of addiction.
Sometimes the church is about love. True love is sitting with people who’s lifestyle might not be societies norm.
Sometimes the church is about acceptance. True acceptance is accepting everybody no matter what they have done.
Sometimes the church is about forgiveness. True forgiveness is about repenting for our sins and attitudes and walking completely free form the bondages.
Sometimes the church is about hope. True hope is sitting with these people at the meeting and hearing what Jesus has done for them.
Are you feeling hopeless today?
It is only Jesus who can bring hope to the hopeless.
Why don’t you ask him for a miracle today.