When WE Choose to follow Jesus down the hard road, we have to realize that it’s not because we have been COMMANDED to follow Him, but because we CHOOSE to follow Him. So, since we are accountable for that decision, wouldn’t it make sense to FOLLOW HIM WELL?
Standing in that dark and dank, earthen maze of the catacombs made me reflect on what kind of symbolism resonates with me about my faith in Jesus. Is it a cross? Maybe a fish sticker on my car? No! It is…
Sadly, it takes events like 9/11 to remind people that LIFE DOESN’T END HERE. Hope doesn’t end here. There is a better way than being stuck here. If we want to see past the brokenness, see past the hurt and the pain, and see past the challenges of this world, then we have to look no further than Jesus Christ, the One who holds our eternal future in His hands.
What we DO here Matters for Eternity. Let me say that again… what we do HERE matters for eternity. It is simply not “good enough” for a follower of Jesus Christ to run through life with reckless abandon and “eat, drink, and be merry, because tomorrow we’ll die anyway”!
Why is it that the older we get, we begin to UNLEARN the Blind Faith that we had in our parents? We begin to challenge and rebel against their directions and their judgments? We start to call our parents, “stupid,” “outdated,” or “wrong.” What happened to this RELATIONSHIP OF TRUST that had once upon a time made us so safe, secure, and happy?
I must confess to you that I’m not always Mesmerized by Jesus, by my Savior. When living my day-to-day life in Christ, I realize that I often take my relationship with Jesus for granted. Like it’s on auto-pilot. And you know what?… that’s just unacceptable!