Life is such a precious thing. The miracle of life is often taken for granted. Yet, as a culture we have overlooked this fact, and have embraced a culture of death. We allow our children to play video games where violent killing of others is nothing more than a form of entertainment. We yawn at the fact that everyday children are literally ripped from their mother’s wombs. We have prominent educators who teach that life should be discarded when no longer useful. We watch with disinterest as people destroy their lives through drug and alcohol abuse. But God is watching. And he has great interest in what we do with our lives.
He is saddened by our culture of death. He desires to reach people who have been swallowed and devoured by our culture. He seeks to restore lives, save lives, and save souls. God is a God of life, love, peace, joy, and hope. He came to bring an end to such misery. And when he came, he did not send another. He came himself. Jesus is God. He is fully God in human flesh. He came for you.
Perhaps you believe there is no hope. Maybe life has been hard. Maybe you think life is nothing more than a bad dream that you seek to escape from. So, you take another pill, light another joint, or even have contemplated picking up a pistol. STOP! GOD LOVES YOU! THERE IS HOPE!
It may not seem apparent at the moment. But hope is there. God is there too. To apprehend it, one thing is required from you: faith. The bible says that “faith is the substance things hoped for the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). You don’t have to have much faith. Jesus said “For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).
Just believe that God is there, and believe that God is good. He really is. If you are in the darkness right now, call to him. He will answer. Of course, you may not know what to ask for. Or maybe, you are in the darkness because of sin and you are afraid. Don’t be afraid. The Father sent Jesus for us. God is for you. Jesus died on the cross so that your sins can be forgiven. When you call to him he will not rebuke you. He will not be angry with you. He loves you and wants to save you.
Thanks for that reminder that God loves us beyond what the spoken word can tell and His love is our only lasting hope.
Your web ministry is a blessing to me. I always listen to you on Sunday p.m.
I try and see Mr. Buice when he is in his yard. He is 94, still driving, and he is hard as nails. His daughter stays with him several nights a week.
Peace and Grace, Paul
Thanks Brother! Tell Rudy I said hi next time you see him!