There is a lot of noise on the news and in public forums about gay marriage and traditional values. Everyone has an opinion on what’s right and what’s wrong.
But what would Jesus say? How would Jesus address a gay man or a lesbian?
Looking through scripture, Jesus makes His thoughts fairly clear.
Five Things Jesus Says to the Gay Community:
1. Jesus says, “I love you” to the Gay Community.
Amidst the protest signs, yelling crowds and political referendums, the simple message of Jesus’ love for you is often drowned out. Never doubt that Jesus loves you more than you could ever know.
Jesus doesn’t just love a future version of you; He loves you exactly as you are right now. Jesus’ love for you has no prerequisites or requirements.
Even if you hate Him, Jesus loves you and wants what is best for you.
Love is at the core of everything Jesus taught. Unfortunately, His message of love has been conveniently left out by many who would rather make a point than make a difference (John 3:16).
2. Jesus says, “I understand rejection” to the Gay Community.
Jesus knows how it feels to be a social outcast.
You would think the religious leaders would have been His best friends, but they hated Him. They sought to kill Him and publicly shame Him any chance they had.
Eventually, the religious elite joined forces with local politicians and murdered Jesus in front of a cheering crowd.
Jesus’ own family thought He was out of His mind; you probably understand how that feels. In Jesus’ greatest moment of need, His closest friends deserted Him.
You may feel rejected by society and the church right now, and that daily pressure takes a toll. Jesus understands.