My Truth Love
This month is all about love. Valentine's day just passed and most people went out to celebrate the love of their lives. Do you know that there is a greater love higher than your spouse or partner ? It's the Love that sacrificed His life on a cross so that we may be freed from the power of sin and death.
In his book “God is the Gospel”, John Piper essentially asks whether we are in love with God:
“The critical question for our generation—and for every generation—is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ was not there?”
But isn't that what heaven is supposed to be ? I thought to myself. But taking the Creator of heaven and earth out of the equation is a pretty crazy idea. I can imagine the kind of flogging the angels are preparing for us upon our arrival.
I'm joking !!! (insert smirking emoji) But on a serious note:
Would you be satisfied with such a heaven like this without Jesus ? Is the reason of our 'doing good ‘ to enter into paradise ? Heaven should not be seen as a reward system. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. There is no way of entering heaven without His acknowledgement.
Don't let our minds be so wrapped up in what we can gain in following Christianity but not really having a relationship with Christ. It is possible to attend church (gatherings with other believers as I like to put it), be involved in ministry/local parish , give your tithes and offerings and still not encounter the Man of Calvary. Until this happens, we are still in darkness.
Truth be told, some of us forget that the kingdom of God with its goodness is all about Jesus, the Light of the World.
Or has your love for Him grown cold because of the fiery trials of life, the worries, the disappointments or even the pressure of making it ? My friend,let me tell you something: As long as you have breathe, it is not too late to go back to your first Love.