Unlimited: Christ Gives Your Life Meaning
Jan 22, 2017 1155
I am the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6)
Unless we are first clear as to the meaning of life, why we are here and where we are going, there is neither sense nor meaning for the sorrows of life. How you and I think of death makes all the difference to how we live. Only in Christ does human life find meaning. He did not idly say, ‘I am … the life’ and ‘I am … the truth’. He is the truth about all things, including life and death. If we are to be raised from the dead as he was, we must live in the spirit that he lived.
But there’s more than that. All the gifts of this life are the result of Christ’s Cross. It was his volunteering in Eden to take man’s place, his guilt and punishment, which saved the race from extinction there and then. Thus, everything we know that is good – life itself, food, drink, the air we breathe, the clothes we wear, our loved ones and friends – all are stamped with the cross of Calvary which bought them.
Therefore, we own nothing. We are but stewards of the gifts of his grace, and all should be used to his glory. To live as though we were our own, is to live and die as fools. – Des Ford
Eli’s Reflection: Take a little walk around your home. Look at the things in your living room, kitchen, bedroom, and everything in your house, and think, “This isn’t mine. It belongs to God.” Look at your family and think, “You aren’t mine. You belong to God.” Open your purse or wallet and see what is inside, and ascribe it to God also. Having done all of this, I invite you to pray and acknowledge God as the Sovereign owner of the entirety of who you are and what you have.