What would Jesus say now.
Today the Supreme Court of the United States rules that same sex marriage is legal and should be recognized in all fifty states. Just a few short hours later same sex marriages were performed all across the country in celebration of that ruling.
As a Christian is should come as no surprise to you that I am - to say the least - troubled by today's events. Troubled but certainly not mad. I'm not surprised. I'm not even upset or sad. I am hopeful.
Yes, you read right I am hopeful. I hope that this will stir in us all a revolution of sorts that will begin to separate our government from the marriage business. They have no business in it anyway and I predict that many traditional marriages will be performed outside of the normal - government approval - process.
I am also hopeful that fellow Christians will respond in such a way to point those who differ with us in the direction of Christ. In the midst of all the chaos of today I came across this simple entry on faithhit.com and it just made me smile. Thought I would share it with you. It's what I want to say and how I want to act.
Five things Jesus would say to the Gay community today.
1. I love you.
Amidst the protest signs, yelling crowds, and political referendums, the simple message of Jesus’ love for you is often drowned out. Never doubt that Jesus loves you more than you could ever know.
2. I understand rejection.
Jesus knows how it feels to be a social outcast. You would think the religious leaders would have been His best friends, but they hated Him. They sought to kill Him and publicly shame Him any chance they had.
3. I also was tempted.
Jesus was tempted in every way that we are tempted. He does not shame you or reject you because of your temptations and feelings.
4. I want more for you.
God created marriage and sex for your enjoyment. Sex was created for one man and one woman within the covenant of marriage, and it has been that way from the beginning.
5. I will be here for you.
You may disagree with Jesus’s thoughts on sex and marriage, but He will not turn away from you.
Read the entire article here.