Gravity of Grace Note: Today marks a very important milestone in my journey with Jesus. Exactly three years ago, I felt born again, again, after years and years of addiction to a religion of self effort, works, condemnation, shame, guilt and sin consciousness. Have the liberty to check my encounter with Jesus, at the ABOUT page on gravity of grace, for more details. I celebrate the loveliness of Christ Jesus with you in mind; for who God is and all that He has done through Christ Jesus…giving humanity a platform, to share in the influence of His grace. Nate Pyle inspirational post, is my grace birthday to you. May you experience the goodness and mercies of God through this life terrain, as you walk with Jesus, the lover of your soul. Lots of love from me to you! – McDaniels Gyamfi
Shame is, perhaps, the greatest isolating force there is; keeping grace an unattainable arm’s length away from those needing it most.
I’ve noticed how Jesus never shamed those who knew all too well the pain of shame. Jesus called the prostitute – she who was used and shamed by the same people – daughter. To the woman who had five husbands, he offered living water. To the man born blind – who was shamed and whose parents were shamed for some unknown sin because their son was born blind – Jesus lifted up saying his blindness was for the glory of God.
When the rich young man walked away, Jesus did not shame him. Jesus did not shame Peter for his denial, but breathed encouragement over him as he told Peter to feed his sheep. He praised the Samaritan woman. He touched the lepers. He told called the children to himself.
Of so many people, Jesus was not ashamed. And Jesus is not ashamed of you.
You, with the deep down secret of things done in darkness – Jesus is not ashamed of.
You, with the pulsating fear of being found out – Jesus is not ashamed of.
You, who feels ashamed of the perpetration done to you – Jesus is not ashamed of.
You, who is ashamed of the image in the mirror – Jesus is not ashamed of.
You, who have yelled too loud and too inappropriately – Jesus is not ashamed of.
You, who have been cast out by those ashamed of you – Jesus is not ashamed of.
You, who have returned to the addictive cycle again and again – Jesus is not ashamed of.
Me, who feels not good enough – Jesus is not ashamed of.
The Gospel good news shining light on the darkness of shame is that Jesus is not ashamed to call you sister or brother (Hebrews 2:11)
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10 thoughts on “JESUS IS NOT ASHAMED OF YOU”
Happy Birthday McD that is one lovely birthday card.
Thanks Paulfg, you are a great inspirer. Blessings and peace be multiplied on you and yours. Amen!
Lovely. This truth breathes Life into me. Today IS the Day of Grace:)
Celebrating Jesus. Thanks rubble2rubble. Peace and love!
Thanks Rubble for your comment. Shalom to o and yours
Calling me “Rubble” makes me LAUGH! My gravatar is “rubble2bubble”….at this point in my life, calling me “Bubble” would be much more appropriate!
I’m excited to read about your story…I’m just juggling some duties first:)
hahahaha…Thanks for the correction. God’s Blessing, rest on you in abundance
Thank you! I’m actually just starting your “About” story right now…am feeling excited!
So True as you shared McDaniel, Jesus never condemned anyone but He did say to the prostitute go and sin no more and how wonderful that through the empowering of the Holy Spirit, we can put our flesh to death and sin no more, we have God’s seed, when we are Born again not Adams, the old has gone the new has come, we have been set free and no Temptation will be greater than we can bear.
Romans 8:1-4 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
1 John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.
1 John 2:4-6 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the Love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.
Christian Love from both of us – Anne
Thanks for shining light on the goodness of God towards us. I love the scriptural verse from the book of Daniel –
“Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. (Daniel 12:10)
Shalom to you and yours