You're alone out in the storm, feeling unnecessary loneliness because you're living outside of a safe place. Maybe there is unnecessary stress, pain, and emptiness in your life. You're trying to make sense of life without the One who gave you your life.

The Word of God in Luke 19:41 says, "As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it and said, 'If you had only known on this day what would bring you peace, but now it is hidden from your eyes. You did not recognize the time of God's coming to you.' "This kind of grieving in the heart of Jesus is not limited to that one time and that one place. It happens every time another person keeps running in the rain when they could be living in the safety and warmth He has provided. Jesus makes very clear what He wants to give you and what the result will be of you responding to Him. He says peace is what's at stake - personal peace, peace with God, and peace for all eternity. Jesus may actually have shed some tears over you, many times. He has given you the opportunity to come into the wonderful peace of a personal relationship with Him. It's all about what you do with Jesus.

The spiritual shelter Jesus offers you has been very lovingly prepared for you and was very expensively prepared. There is no way into a God-relationship as long as the death penalty for your sin stands between you and God. You are a spiritual orphan in this world, separated from your Father because of your sin. The Bible says, speaking of the suffering and crucifixion of God's Son, "He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities."This is because of how much Jesus loves you. The result of this incredible love - "the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him" ( Isaiah 53:5).

The peace that perhaps has eluded you your whole life can finally be yours when you give yourself to the One who gave His life for you on the cross. Jesus said of the people who missed Him, "You did not recognize the time of God's coming to you." That time for you may be this very day. You don't need to run alone in the rain anymore, because you know which way home is. Isn't it time you moved inside the safety and peace of the arms of Jesus Christ?

            

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