The Call to Hesed

The Call to Hesed

Choosing to live out God’s hesed in our lives means moving away from our tendency to surround ourselves with people like us and isolate ourselves from people like them. It’s moving away from our judgments of “deserving” and “undeserving.” The invitation to follow Jesus is an invitation to see others through God’s eyes, to remain committed to them and have compassion on them, to love them without reservation, regardless of whether or not we agree with them all the time.

Because the truth is, at one time or another, we have all been the “other.” At one time or another, each of us has been undeserving. The truth is that when we consider the greatness of God’s hesed, we are all undeserving. But the good news of the Gospel is that God has not given up on us. In Christ, God has put to death all of our brokenness and undeservedness so that He might pour out His hesed upon us.

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Nets

Nets

Lots of us have met Jesus.  

And lots of us believe that he’s pretty great and maybe we even believe that Jesus can change the world.  

But so many of us meet this life-changing, 
world-changing person of Jesus… and then we just go back to the same old nets.  

The old nets of people pleasing, of pretending to be something we’re not to avoid rejection. The old nets of judgmentalism when we’re feeling inadequate about ourselves. The old nets of workaholism because we’re not sure we matter without it. The old nets of trying to control our future
or the futures of those we love.

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