Am I seeing the lives of people changing as a result of me?
This is one of the questions that drives me ever forward. At the same time, this question haunts and taunts me to never quit, never give up.
In the great spanse of time, our lives are but a tiny dot. So small is our existence, if time were water and you threw the rock of your life into it, there would be no splash, no ripple. Yet all of us focus on our own tiny dot, ever failing to look beyond and see the continuum of time that stretches out before us.
If your life is but a minute and you spend all your time concerned about the now, always looking inward, and though you might gain the whole world and yet lose your life---what’s the purpose? At the end, it all implodes into nothingness.
On the other hand, if you dare to peer over the wall of self-indulgence you have built around you, you will see that there is more to life than just ultimately death. Over the wall, over the next hill is this line that stretches out for infinity, eternity.
Now there’s only one way to escape this little speck of time you were born into. Rescue comes through Jesus and Him alone. There are no short cuts, no other paths than to give your life to Christ. Jesus tells us in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life.”
I don’t want to look back and see my life as a black hole of nothingness. When you and I walk that forever line with Jesus and whether we look forward or backward, may the Lord say of each of us, “You lived your life well and now you shine like the stars in the sky.”
Are people changing as a result of me? Are people changing as a result of you?
Praying we all are living with a purpose!
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.