For just over two years I have written this blog weekly, to encourage you the reader. I have shared my life, struggles, and just about anything else I could come up with. I have written about football, my love for the city, and some of the things that impact my life on a daily basis.
The death of my Aunt this past week has impacted my thinking a little bit. It reiterated to me, just how short and fragile our lives here on earth actually are. And, how much of this life we take for granted.
It’s human intuition to live life like we are infallible. Most people never think about their own mortality on a daily basis. That’s mostly because, quite frankly, they don’t grasp the fact that life really doesn’t go on forever. Human beings believe (very blindly) that they are superior to anything in creation. So we arrogantly brush off the need for any kind of savior. I mean, if humans are the top of the food chain, why would we ever need to be concerned with the idea that we are in need of someone to rescue us from ourselves?
Thus we find ourselves living in complete denial of what is actually happening around us. Human beings aren’t infallible. We aren’t destined to live forever. We aren’t the “Top Dogs” who can fend for ourselves. We are mortals, weak and lost in a culture that we cannot control. A culture that is quickly and violently spinning out of control.
In Steps Jesus.
When you look at the world through the eyes of a mortal, you realize quickly that there has to be some sort of rescue planed here. Some way of saving us from ourselves in the midst of a world we thought we had a handle on. The scriptures teach that Jesus sacrificed himself for the sins of mankind. Yet we as a culture keep walking away from the promise of salvation that only his life brings. Our churches are empty, violence grows, hurt, malice, disease, the list goes on and on.
The sacrifice (the atonement) of Jesus Christ is the only thing that can save (and change) our culture as we know it. There is no other that can do it.
Buddha can’t do it.
Science can’t do it.
Mohammed can’t do it
Philosophy can’t do it.
Idols can’t do it.
Your Job can’t do it.
Religion can’t do it.
The only one that can do it is one that’s defeated death. And the only one who has defeated death, is Jesus Christ the Son Of God.
See, death is what we all have to face. The question is, are you going to go alone? Or are you going to go with the promise that Jesus made?
John 14:1-6 New Living Translation (NLT)
Jesus, the Way to the Father
14 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.[a] If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?[b] 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”
5 “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
One thing that my Aunt Jeri taught me in the short time that got to spend with her, was that you don’t have to go alone. Don’t believe the lie that there is not more to life than what you see.
I have written a lot of posts, but this one is by far the most important. Don’t waste any more time. Today is the day to start a new life. Take five minutes and ask Jesus to make your life new. Tell him you are tired of the same old mumbo jumbo of this world. Ask him to make you fresh and new. It will be the best decision of your life.
I love you Aunt Jeri, Thanks for reiterating this to me. You were an amazing example.
What do you think?
Till next week,
Hey, if you made a new commitment to Jesus, I want to walk beside you in this journey. Contact me. I would love to talk with you.