Wednesday, September 16, 2009


What can a person say about life? There are ups and there are downs. There are highs and there are lows. There is hope and there is despair. There is love and there is hate. There are so many things that can go on in life - good and bad, joyful and sorrowful. So what do you make of all of life? How do you face life?

I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:28 NIV) How does that help me in all of those things that I face in life? Remember that - nothing in all creation can stop that love of God.

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you." (2 Corinthians 4:8-12 NIV) Hard pressed but not crushed! How? Through the death and life of Jesus Christ! He died and rose again for us, to strength us to help us and to carry us through our daily life.

That, my dear friends, is true life - found only in Christ Jesus. Without Him, we would be crushed. With Him, we are not crushed. Which do you prefer? Crushed or not crushed? the choice, my friends, is up to you.

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