Yes, it’s me again! I know some of you get tired of seeing my face and some of you miss my articles in the paper, but as long as I am able I am not going to quit talking about Jesus Christ. When I think about the sinful life that I used to live and the fact that I was on my way to hell, I want others to know about the eternal life I have found and how they can find it too.
The Bible says that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. The inspired Word of God is written down because God wants us to know the Truth. Remember that we were created for Him—He loves us and wants to have a relationship with us. The devil seems to have control of this world for a little while and he makes things look so attractive that we often forget what God says.
But when we have been reborn we can see things that are unseen. We see that God made things beautiful, but the devil has turned things to evil and deceived mankind. But one day God will make all things new again and all will see how amazing God really is! I can’t keep my mouth shut; I’ve got to tell His story
When I hear how many people I have encouraged over the years, I know He had His hand on my life. I was a terrible sinner, but now some people think I’m the happiest man around. Well, it’s the joy of the Lord in me and I just have to let it out when I talk about all that God has done for me!
You ask me if I’m sorry for what I used to be. Yes, but I’ve been forgiven and I don’t look at my past and neither does the Lord. I do look back once in a while and see where God brought me from. But I look ahead to see what I can do for those who need to hear about my Savior.
One day God is going to do away with all this mess around us and make it all over again even better than it was the first time. I can’t quit writing because I am addicted to Jesus. I can’t explain everything or answer all your questions; it’s just too big for me. But God is all I need to know about right now and He can answer your questions too. One day we’ll all know the rest of the story, and I’m looking forward to seeing Jesus face to face and living forever in the place He promised me. I believe that land is waiting because He said it and I know it’s true—plain and simple.
Some people worry about what others think about them. I don’t want to sound sour, but I couldn’t care less if you like me or not. God told me to love you and pray for you. If you don’t want me around, I’ll leave you in God’s hands and move on to someone else who might receive me and my message.
I’ve written lots of letters in the Xenia Gazette and people tell me to keep writing, that the articles help them or bless them. I am glad God chose to use me in this way. That’s what it’s all about—being obedient to His Word and trying to be a blessing to others. I try to think more of others and less of myself. Since I know and love the Lord, I want to do what He says. I am not my own; I was bought with a price—the precious blood of Jesus.
No, I’m not perfect! I keep striving for the prize and the prize is Jesus. I will tell His story as long as I live. There is a battle going on between satan and Jesus, between evil and good; but guess which side is going to win? I know the end of the story and I know satan is doomed. I’m going with Jesus all the way and I want you to go with me. It’s going to be forever! Thank you, Jesus.
Charlie Huff is a local resident and guest columnist.