I have typed and erased. Typed and erased. Typed and erased. There is no way to ease into what I am about to say. (This blog has been in drafts since January. While snuggling with my E this morning, I decided to go ahead and post.)
Why would anyone choose to be an orphan? When a person chooses the world and not Jesus, they choose to be an orphan. 75 % of the planet will choose to stay in the orphan bed. They will choose not to have a relationship with Jesus.
Satan has tricked many into thinking they cannot leave those in the orphanage. Satan has tricked many into thinking that those who have gotten out of the orphanage somehow think they are better. We don’t. We want you out. Staying there is death. Literally.
John 14:18 ESV
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”
He has come. He is calling you. Do not choose the orphan’s bed because you are too stubborn to leave it.
Is life easy once you leave the orphanage? No.
It can be a little scary.
And a lot real. What was once in darkness is now in the light.
Learning how to love and be loved.
God has chosen us as His children. Do we stay in the orphanage where it is predictable but cold or do we follow where it is unpredictable but warm?
Run. Run away from the orphanage to your eternal family. We are waiting.
Mark 3:31-35 ESV
And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”