Good news to a weary South African

For many, it is rare that we get anyone bringing us good news. It’s usually the sad news bearer who comes our way. I just thought of sharing some good news of love.

 Having grown up in the townships myself I know that life is not a bed of roses. It often throws all sorts of missiles at us and the thought of giving up completely is not too far for most of us.  Giving up comes in different stages. One gives up and resorts to prostitution. The other opts to shy away from the problems, how-be-it temporarily, by getting high on drugs and other things which I will not mention here. The worst stage to ever get to is when one has to terminate their own life. These are the realities of life. It’s a labyrinth; many will get lost and never find their way out. But, there is hope.

The good news is that anyone can rewrite their life story at any time.  It often begins with a decision. A right decision will spur someone to a better future while a wrong decision will only achieve the opposite. We often find ourselves at the valley of decision. This way, or, that way; a decision has to be made.

 The good news I have is that there is love out there. Yes, someone loves you with true love. The world we live in is a selfish world. Survival of the jungle is the order of the day. You either eat or you are eaten. But God loves you. He gave his son Jesus to bring change to your life in this world and that to come as well.  I speak from experience. Jesus is alive and he loves you. Embrace him and you embrace love and life. Your life will never be the same again.

 You probably have tried many things and they haven’t worked. I tell you from personal experience, doing the same thing over and over will not yield a different result. You might even have tried religion but I will tell you that I did too. It didn’t bring change. Only a relationship with Jesus did for me.All hope is not lost. He is not too far away from you. A whisper reaches him. Yes, he is that close.

 We are weary. He says: Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest. That is what he did to me. He can do the same to you. He will help you go through the maze called life. He is not far away from you.

Seek Anfind 2014-08-02 10:34:08 PM
oh wow.. another deluded individual trying to spread their god virus to the world!
Mike Jones 2014-08-02 10:37:53 PM
He loves you so much that if you don't do as he commands he will punish you forever and ever. Not the best news.
John Greystoke 2014-08-02 10:50:38 PM
These jesus freaks never stops trying to spread their message, can't they just keep it to themselves? Always looking for attention, like insecure little children.
CyberMatix 2014-08-02 11:19:12 PM
I read and read and read, waiting with anticipation when God would make his ignominious appearance. And then, suddenly he was there, in all his glory and grace. And then I stopped reading.
Kobus Otto 2014-08-03 12:06:29 AM
Wehr Wulf 2014-08-03 12:47:06 AM
Jesus. He's dead ain't he? I mean DEAD DEAD. A dead thing is of no use to the living.
Ame Ombre 2014-08-03 02:35:46 AM
The exact true situation is that until you do not make an effort to change yourself, nobody also will consider changing you! All have certain latitude of their intellectual, for instance, distinguishing good from bad and choosing good or bad! Diverting negative to positive, and this is what striving means! To summarise, rise above your surroundings!
Twolips 2014-08-03 09:51:20 AM
I liked your story, but would have preferred that you didn't bring religion into it. It only brings out the religion-haters. It is true that each and every person can rise above themselves and find their way out of unpleasant situations. They need the will and desire to do so. Don't expect others to do it for you.
Nom Deplume 2014-08-03 12:06:38 PM
Amen. As people we think that we can change ourselves. We think that we have the ability or propensity for goodness. But we are all selfseeking, egotistical and wretched beings. Outwardly we may seem good to others because we wear a mask that fools others, but we know, each one of us, what goes on in our hearts. We have no goodness in us, only sin. The only One that can save us is God.
MSithole 2014-08-03 07:57:11 PM
The love of Jesus, like all promises of God, is to be received for them to help anybody. Receive it today!