Super Grace: A Response

So yesterday, a video that my friends and I made for fun went viral. It was extremely unexpected, and I’m not really sure why people even thought it was worth their time. But it seemed to at least cause somewhat of an uproar. People are calling it “pro-abstinence”,”a Christian anthem”, using it to bring up debates on homosexuality, etc.
 
I mean, I guess it’s cool to get people talking about that stuff. But can we all just be rational for one second and understand that the video was a bunch of college kids having fun after a meeting one night to sing to a catchy song they rewrote about their own personal beliefs or decisions. It was never meant to make some big statement. It was just for fun to bring humor to our own set of beliefs.
And we don’t do that in real life every day. I’m not always on the hunt for a Christian guy or wearing sequins and a blue wig. Why would anyone even think that? However, my life is fully devoted to my faith in Jesus Christ daily. We are normal people just like you who made a YouTube video, just like you’ve probably done. It’s not about the comments. I believe people are entitled to their own thoughts and are going to say what they want to. I mean, I said what I wanted to say in the song.
 
However, here’s the deal. This is where you’re not going to like it. But apparently half of you don’t like me any way. I want you to realize that you’re missing the point if you think this is about waiting for sex until marriage or not drinking alcohol. You’re missing the point if you think this is about me or my singing voice. We can all agree that my voice is not on par with Nicki’s or even Sophia Grace’s. I mean let’s be real. 
 
But I believe, with all of my heart, that YOU are the reason this song went viral. Maybe you loved it. You probably hated it. And that’s fine. Hate the song. But it got you thinking didn’t it? At least to some degree. Why would any person live this way? Praying and hoping that some God will provide them with the right man?
 
I believe that the reason you even care about this song to any degree is because Jesus cares about you. He wants you to know Him. He wants you to love Him like He loves you. But mankind, you and me, we are by nature people who sin. Sin is not just “doing morally bad things.” Our sin is so terrible because it is the very things in our nature that separate us from being in right standing with God. And what we deserve for our sin is death. But God loves me and you so much that He couldn’t just remain separated from us. He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross and be the payment for our sin so that we could have a relationship with Him. But Jesus didn’t just pay for our sins by dying, he rose from the dead and in doing so, conquered death so that we would no longer have to be subject to it anymore. So by the law, justice for our sin was death. But God, who is merciful, didn’t give us what we deserved. But He didn’t stop there, He gave us more than we deserve. He gave us GRACE! He came to give us abundant, full life right here, right now and for all of eternity. He gives us His hope, peace, joy, love, strength, rest, provision, etc. because of His grace!  And all we have to do to access that life is believe in Jesus Christ, believe that He died and rose again, and confess with our mouths that He is Lord. 

I choose to live my life in light of that truth, not because I have to. I want to. God has so radically changed my life, that I can not help but seek Him and desire His best in full confidence that He will be faithful.
 
I just say all this, because to me, if just one person grasps this, if just one of you understands how much God loves you and wants to have a personal relationship with you, it will all be worth it to me.
 
With that said, I hope you all know that I love you. I am praying for you, and I pray that God blesses you and shows you the reality of His love toward you.