Christ on Golgotha.
What does it mean to truly be alive? As I sit here today I am reminded of my fragility as a human being and, upon deeper reflection, am reassured all the more that, though this life is important, it is not all that there is. Beneath the surface of this momentary existence is something perpetual, everlasting, eternal, working inside of me, restoring and renewing and regenerating a call for TRUE LIFE, inextinguishable by human means.
Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior, thank you this day for being the light that shines in the darkness; that draws me from the depths of any despair this world may bring; and renews me as only an eternal spring can – hopeful and vibrant, fearless; yet, fearing and knowledgeable of God the Almighty and respectful to the TRUE LIFE, eternal, which he has granted me through Jesus Christ.
If one could devise a system of government and rules whereby all men could live peaceably in such a utopia, there would be no need for the Salvation of Jesus Christ; for Christ came for sinners.
Is this ever going to happen?
All anyone has to do is simply ask – how hard is it to push away from that last jelly donut; or, how difficult is it to fight the urge to watch the next blockbuster movie, even if it goes against some of ones very own ideas of what is right or wrong? Have you ever watched a movie, just in order to know what the controversy behind the movie was? As a matter of fact, this is most likely one of the very tactics by which some savvy movie makers decide just how it is they can generate the most interest in their project, i.e. can people be enticed to see the movie just because of the very nature of its controversy?
Maybe this musing comes about naturally at this moment because, for once, and at last, France has decided to stand up to the Islamists in the world, in Mali in North Africa. This needs to be applauded as loudly and widely and on the rooftops across the world as a great sign of hope – that, if France can stand up against Islamists, then maybe there is, yet, hope in this world – that America and the UK and others, that have been doing their part, won’t have to go it alone!
And maybe, just maybe, the popularity of one blockbuster movie, Les Miserables, had something to do with France’s stance in Mali.
We’re always going to need the Salvation of Jesus Christ for all of us have sinned, are going to sin; or by some means, are going to miss what God has planned for us – and it is for this fact, that we are not perfect and cannot overcome our imperfection to sin, that Jesus came:
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” – Luke 23:34
God Bless France’s efforts in Mali and if you haven’t seen Les Miserables, what are you waiting for???
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