The song, "Thin Line Between Love and Hate" was on my mind this morning for whatever reason. The group that sang this song back in the day was The Persuaders. So, let me persuade you all of something this morning. The lines that separate and divide are always thin. Think about it. Think about the borders between states. They all boil down to thin lines. Even if it's a river that divides one place from another, maps will show you a thin, dotted/dashed line that splits even the river. The line that divides Mobile County an Baldwin County, back home, is a thin line, running down the middle of Mobile Bay. Thin lines.
What I need you all to see and understand is that when it's time to make changes for the better in your life, the line that separates here from there is thin, very thin. It's so thin, you literally cannot see it. Better, for any and all lives, is Jesus Christ. As satan would have it, many of us believe that there is a strong barrier between sin and salvation. Evil would have you to believe that borders between right and wrong are miles wide, and getting right with God is a long drive that you may not complete. We feel that before we can go to church, return to church, or seek Jesus, we must first wash up. To say such is like me saying that before I shower, I need to shower. The thin line between sin and salvation is simply Jesus. Say it! "JESUS!!"
Barriers and borders that separate us from God, are all mental. A clear, thin line was drawn in the sand ages ago. His name is Jesus, Savior of all who believe. Dear God, touch the hearts, minds, and souls of all who read this today. Bless them with discernment, to know You better and to understand Your will for their lives. Give them that seek You the boldness to call on Jesus' name and be saved! Lord God, You are Almighty, Merciful, and Forgiving. Move in our hearts today, so that Your Son, Jesus, may be seen by those in need. Let us be beacons of Light, Hope, and Love, drawing more and more into Your arms and refuge. Thank You Lord for this day and all days You see fit for us to continue living. We love You God! We thank You God! In Jesus' name, Amen!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams