About Max Lucado

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller's gift — a pastor's heart and a poet's pen. Max's message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. He preaches and writes to the hurting, the guilty, the lonely, the discouraged.

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Max Lucado

Jesus Understands


Who will love me? I feel so old. Unloved. Unwanted. Abandoned. I just want to cry and sleep forever… It’s a cry. Can you hear it? The divorced. The abandoned child. A one-night stand. A silent phone. Cries of loneliness. The most gut-wrenching cry of loneliness in history didn’t come from a widow or a patient. It came from a hill, from a cross, from a Messiah. “My God, my God,” Jesus screamed. “Why did you abandon me?” (Matthew 27:46). I think of all the people who cast despairing eyes toward the dark heavens and cry, “Why?” And I imagine Him listening. … Listen Now