Well, I’m just gonna be blunt, I have something to say and I DO want you to take it personal! So get ready.
YOU have a PURPOSE and God has a PLAN and He sent His Son to die on the cross to make sure those plans were fulfilled, He made it PERSONAL!
When Jesus prayed in agony, sweat blood, and said, “Father, Your will be done, not mine” He was thinking of YOU.
When the Roman soldiers were scourging his back with leather straps embedded with metal and glass…He was thinking of YOU.
When the nails were being driven through His hands and feet…again, He was thinking of YOU.
And when His shredded body hung up on that splintery wooden cross, enduring more pain than one can imagine…He was STILL thinking of YOU.
So I think it’s very safe to say…this was personal.
Now it’s our chance to love others enough to tell them to take it personal. EVERYONE needs to know that Jesus came to personally invite each of us to live with Him in Heaven for eternity.
So next time someone says, “Hey, don’t take it personal…but”, jump in and use it! Just say, “No worries, the only thing I take personal is what Christ did on the cross for me and you should too. Now let me tell you why…”
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.” -John3:16-17