Writing in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Dennis McCloskey tells of his desire to move to Australia, but was conflicted because he had just met a beautiful lady, who would not leave the country of her birth. When he told her of his decision to go, she replied, “I want you to be happy, if this will make you happy, I think you should go.” At that moment, McCloskey realized she really loved him. Because when you really love someone, you give him or her the freedom to choose. Our Heavenly Father loved the world so much that “He gave His only begotten Son…” and He also loved us so much that He gave us the right to choose,- “that whoever believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” We know the invitation is still open, because John was inspired to write that Jesus said, (referring to the door of our lives) Behold, I stand at the door and knock if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in.” He does not force Himself on anyone. The choice is ours.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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