Last night when I wrote my note I tried several times to post this song and I couldn’t get it to paste. I believe it was because this status James posted July 14, 2010 was the connecting thread:

“Guys, God’s love is incomparable to any happiness you’ll ever find! Don’t lost sight of that. Accept the gift of grace and freedom. Live the life! JESUS IS THE LIFE! I LOVE YOU GUYS! Don’t let the mud pies of the world distract you from the steak dinner God has to offer!”

I still struggle with feeling James is missing something when in fact, because of his faith in Jesus, the only thing he is missing is this broken, difficult, unfair world! The real struggle is moving forward day by day without his physical presence here with us! James knew that nothing compared to the love God had for him! I pray you know that same love because God has that for you and for me! When we take hold of that we are able to say, ‘You can have all this world. Just give me Jesus!’