Kevvin in the Chicago Uptown neighborhood

JESUS; “HE’S A LOT BETTER THAN I DESERVE!”

I was on my way home one afternoon last week when I ran into Kevvin.  He, too, had just exited our Sylvia building when I struck up a conversation with him.

It was only a minute or two before his strong belief in Jesus emerged seemingly out if nowhere.  “ When we see the depths of his unconditional love for us, then we’’ll learn to trust him more,”  he remarked.

I was a bit taken aback.  “Yeah, whoa, that sounds real good,” I said. “But that’s not easy to grasp, is it?”

“No, it’s not,” he said.  “But God wants treat us all as his children, and he’ll work with each one of his children in a different way.  Say, you’re a father who’s got ten children.  Well then, you’re going to relate to each one differently, according to where each one is at.”

“Yeah, that makes good sense,” I responded.

“Yeah, because that’s how God shapes us, each one of us, he loves us so much,” he said.  And another thing, it’s all about relationship.  It’s like, ‘If you don’t go through something, how can God show you his faithfulness?’”

“Yeah, that’s true,” I said.

Kevvin went on to tell me that he had worked all his life, but that now he was down on his luck, but he wasn’t going to let that get him down.  He said that he was blessed to attend the “House of Prayer” church in our Uptown neighborhood.

We chatted a little more, and I told him that he had just blessed me with his heart for God, and I asked him if I could share a few of his words with my blog audience.

He readily agreed.

“You know, God said, “The just will walk by faith, not by sight.”  And to me, that means that if  the Holy Spirit and the word of God give you peace about something, then either you do it or you don’t do it.”

Now that sounded good to me.  How about you?

“And there’s one more thing I’d like to share,” he said.

“Yeah, sure, go on ahead,” I said.

“You know how you hear people say, “God is good…. all the time!”  Well, all I know is that He’s a lot better than I deserve.”

Thanks Kevvin for sharing your heart with me and all of my readers.  It sounds a lot like God’s heart towards us all.

Thanks for stopping by, Chris.