Have you ever thought, what it might be like if Jesus had never been born or died on the cross?
There has been a pondering in my thoughts about this very thing recently.
With that thought in mind, I realized, that there are millions of people in this mindset. They have no hope, no faith, no miracles. No Bailout for their own lives!!
Yet, still they somehow manage to survive.
So, here we are, all wrapped up in a world of a great mix, of all sorts of religions, chaos and some find their liberation through addictions, like drugs, gambling, etc.
Even the ones who have claimed to have had an experience of salvation with Jesus still fall short and succomb to indulging in self-destructive behavior!
Now, let me put the Jesus thing in the right perspective so that you too can conceive the reality of Jesus!
So many of us get caught up with rules, religion, medorcracy, playing church, competiting and passing on the blame.
Where is the glue that will hold us all together when everything else around us fails?
Yesterday, there must have been a miracle, because someone lived in spite of the report they got from their doctor!
Oh, was that you, I thought you were an Atheist! But, now you are in the midst of a miracle!
Jesus is not done yet, he is just getting started! We don’t need to prove who he is, it is finished and he will show up and show off in your life. Unless, you don’t invite him in.
The reason I can’t buy into the Buddist faith is because there is no hope of redemption. The playing field is not level for all. The freedom from bondage is not seen and oh yeah, there is no miracles that I can see in their plan!
So, go ahead and pray to your Buddha if you so choose, I still choose Jesus! I respect you for the faithfullness you show to your Buddha, I just don’t agree that this is the truth!
Buddha, for my life would not produce any results. Don’t get me wrong, because I am sure had I went that way, that I may have made some changes to my life still. However, I am quite sure that I would not have stayed with this lifestyle for very long, because it would have never touched home and reached deep down into my heart the way that Jesus has done!
You see, when I made a commitment to accept Jesus as my personal Saviour, it wasn’t like signing a contract. Instead, It was like getting a lifelong friend to watch over me, someone I can turn to, confide in and learn from too.
It is all that and so much more. No price tag could ever be placed on what I have with Jesus. Whenever I stand on the promises in His big book, 66 chapters in all with an Old Testament and a new one, I have confidence in knowing, that His word holds true. That what he says he will do, he does!
Can any of us say that about any of our great leaders? No, they all break their promises at some point. Even our best of friends will do the same. Can you even trust yourself with a promise? Make a New Year’s Resolution and you will see just how good you are at making promises.
Once upon a time when I didn’t walk in the way of Jesus, I was lost. I did not have a clue to where I was going, what I was doing, or how I would make it through!
I lived on the edge of God only knows what if I had kept on that same stupid path.
I did not realize it at the time, but now when looking back, I am so glad that Jesus put a hedge around me and blocked me from other paths I could have taken in my life.
I am a recovering sinner! We all are recovering from something! Look at that word…RECOVERING…. Re….Covering. Hmm we all could use a recover! Can we recover our lives with the redemptive blood of Jesus?
The key was, is that I let Jesus in, I gave Him a chance through faith. Some people have a hard time believing because they cannot see Him. But look at those who did see him and still did not believe!
Thus, to say what my life would be like without Jesus….I would have no guided path, I would have no hope. I would be depressed. I would not be able to give of myself the way that I do. I would be selfish. I would have no joy. This marriage would have failed. My younger daughter would be doing time and would have lost permnant custody of her children, because she would not be saved and would have no hope too.
A world without Jesus means no hope, no faith in good things to come, no true joy in our lives!
This is where I get a chance right now, to see how the other people around me survive in the world without God or Jesus! It sounds pretty pathetic doesn’t it?
Hey, all you non-believing Christains, go ahead and stand up for what you think you know is right! Who are you really hurting? It is not up for argument or discussion because I already know the truth. I just thought that you might like to know!
PS: I did not mean to pick on the Buddists, There is no Battle here going on! I am sure that you can give me some really good insight to what you believe to be true, as anyone else who wants to make a defense for whatever they believe in. I won’t even argue with you if you tell me I am trying to say that I believe that what I believe in is the only right way to believe. For me it truly is!