Welcome to Mellowland (1 John 3:18)

My sophomore year in college was a grueling experience. I was introduced to organic chemistry which had a test every Friday. On top of this course were my biology classes which were equally challenging. All of my afternoons were occupied with labs. It seemed as though I was going from one cram session to another. After the first month, I made a sign and placed it on my wall in my dorm room:

Welcome to Mellow Land

It was the antithesis of my lifestyle and mindset, but I thought it amusing to place it on my wall, if only to remind me that I needed to relax. On one particularly challenging day, when I had 3 exhausting exams, I returned to my dorm room, only to find the sign had fallen. How appropriate!

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18

Sometimes I say or do things that appear to project a different image of who I really am. I want people to think I am some cool guy, in control of everything. Instead, I have so many insecurities and faults, failing far too many times than I succeed. Only through the saving grace of Jesus Christ am I able to portray my true self. I am a sinner that has been forgiven by God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

And someday, I will no longer have to pretend. He will welcome me to the mellowest and most peaceful of all lands, His eternal Kingdom in Heaven!

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.