The new year is upon us! In some ways, it seems like 2020 went on forever, but on the other hand, it flew by. For about four months of the year, many of us were stuck at home and the world as we knew it came screeching to a halt. It was a year like no other and one that I personally would rather not repeat.
In spite of it all , I learned a few things throughout the year. I learned how to be still, how to wait, and how to depend on God. In all of the uncertainty and chaos my Jesus remained unchanged. It is because of Christ that I have peace in this troubling time. Without Christ, we are left with unrest, with panic, and with anger. With Him, I have understanding that He is still in control. I have an understanding that the world is broken, full of sickness, death, hate and greed, fear and evil. Christ came to bring redemption and Salvation to all who call on his name. Scripture says that Jesus is the only way to be set free from the evils of this world. (John 14:6)
In this new year, I am thankful for doctors and scientists that are working hard to find cures for this disease and many others. I believe that God gave them those abilities, However, I know that Christ is the true remedy for all that plagues us. He came to bring us life. A life found in Christ is a life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Gal. 5:22-23) It is the abundant life that he says is available to us. And we dont have to wait until heaven. When you think of abundance you think of more than enough, running over. That is available to our souls now.
The world will pass away, and certainly death will call our name one day. However if you will allow Christ to be the remedy for your brokenness now, accept him as your Savior as the payment for your sin, and believe that iHe is God and died and rose again for all that would believe. Yes you will join me and others in an eternal life in the presence of our creator God and more immediately you will find the abundant life here and now. Even amidst the worries of this world and life.
"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."