I’ll Never Get Bored
Don’t get me started talking about my son or I could go on forever. I love telling people about what a great young man he is, about his artistic talent and generous nature, and about his plans to go to art school. I never get bored telling others about him.
There is another Son that I never get bored with talking and writing about—Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Although not all of the 900+ posts on my blog are about Jesus, the majority are. I have shared about His grace and love, about how He has helped me face challenges in my life and my faith that He will continue to do so, and about the many lessons I have learned from His Word. I love to tell the story of what Jesus has done for me because He has given me a peace and joy I never knew before I knew Him, and I want that peace and joy for everyone I know. Actually, I want it for the whole world. And I know there are people who read my blog who never get bored with reading and hearing about His love, too.
But there is one person who apparently does. (There are probably others, but most who aren’t interested simply don’t read my blog rather take the time to tell me my choice of subject is boring.) This person wrote to me:
I seldom read your stuff…. You are a good writer, but you go on and on and on about the same stuff…. How wonderful God is, and nothing good would happen without the blessings of God, how God feeds the hungry, nourishes the sick, etc. etc. etc. Doesn’t it get boring, reading and writing the same thing over and over? You could substitute just about any of your posts for another.
I was really letting this bother me, but then this morning in church we sang the great old hymn I Love to Tell the Story. The first verse says:
I love to tell the story
Of unseen things above
Of Jesus and His glory
Of Jesus and His love
I love to tell the story
Because I know it’s true
It satisfies my longings
As nothing else will do
I was reminded of why I love Jesus and share His love with others. It’s because He satisfies the desires of my heart as nothing and no one else ever could. There will always be those who don’t want to hear the story of Jesus. That is their choice and I am not upset or offended by their choice. But I will never grow bored with sharing God’s grace with those who want to hear. So I decided today to share Alan Jackson’s rendition of the hymn we sang this morning, I Love to Tell the Story.
I remember reading about the four beasts of Revelation 4. They had many eyes before, within and behind. They could really see from many perspectives. They ceased not to say,”Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty, which was and is and is to come.” Could that be because they see things as they really are? I think so.
Thank for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment. Yes, I do believe all those around the throne see things as they really are. My hope is that one day I will see that clearly. I love the song they sing and sometimes when I’m having trouble sleeping I repeat it over and over in my head and am comforted by the reminder that He is holy, holy, holy. Peace, Linda
I am so sorry someone would take the time to plant such seeds of bitterness
I think any of of “bloggers” who have written for awhile can tell stories of comments received
Yes those hurt and bother us! We are human and when you share your heart it can be broken
But, when we dedicate our stories and our writings for God’s Glory, like you
then the Story needs to be told and retold
I have found comfort in Psalm 62:5 – My soul waits silently for God – My expectation is from Him
Don’t take those comments to heart – rest your heart in the Lord
Susie, It would be easier if the comment was simply a comment on my blog, but it was actually from someone close to me but who wants nothing to do with God. Thank you for the Psalm – it does provide comfort. I actually read 4 Psalms right before bed last night and I always find comfort there. Thank you for your encouragement. Peace, Linda
Peace to you too
We can only pray for those who don’t believe and hold their hearts up to God for healing
Dear Linda -whose-strength-is-in-the-Lord,
I like to hear His story, and maybe I don’t tell it as often as I should …
My prayer is that those who need to hear/read, will always come here knowing His truth dwells here.
Sidebar: The one thing I found most irritating during my wilderness experience was the love of God. I couldn’t wrap my head around many things, but that was particularly hard to swallow. When I allowed Him to draw me back to Himself, I found a peace I no longer want to live without. I continue to pray that those who ‘kick against the pricks’ would one day wake up to the beautiful Love that He is!.
I never get bored of the truth about Jesus. Please keep on telling the story so that we may win one more soul to Christ.. I cry at the thought of who Christ is every day i think of HIM and HIS glory. May the Lord sustain you as you continue telling the story.
Mary, No worries. I will keep telling the story as long as the Lord allows. 🙂 Thank you for your prayer for His sustaining. He is faithful. Peace, Linda
Write from your heart!
Butch, I try to write from the heart of Christ living in me. 🙂 Peace, Linda
I’m so glad you love to tell the story of Jesus . . .because I love to hear it over and over again, and NEED to hear it over and over again. Thank you and God bless you, dear friend!
Deb, I need to hear it over and over, too! There is no better story and there are so many angles to tell it from. Thanks for the encouragement. Peace, Linda