Do you believe it? Do
you really believe it? Is it even believable? Have you even
thought about it lately? Maybe it's time you do. What do you
think? Did some dude die specifically for you 2000 years ago?
Let's say yes. Let's say that he did die, so that all you've
done wrong doesn't matter any more. What does that mean to
you? Does it mean anything that one person care about your
life so much that he would die for you so that you may spend
forever in heaven? This means the world to millions, and there
are millions who center their entire lives around this event.
Are you willing to acknowledge this? Many of you reading
this may have actually already made a commitment to believing
this; so what's your life centered around right now? You?
Your sport? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? Where the party
is this weekend? If so, what does that say about your life?
That you've become comfortable with a selfish lifestyle, seeking
only your own pleasure and well being with shallow things?
Are there other things more important in life that can be
For those of you that have made a commitment to Christ in
the past, take a minute to close your eyes and think about
when you did. Why did you? What did you feel when you did?
How do you live that out now? Do you stick up for it with
friends or at school? Or have you forgotten. Have you forgotten
about the most important thing that has ever happened for
you? Or have you just ignored it?
If so, what changed? Why did you forget? Why are you ignoring
it? What would you have to do to honor Christ again?
A lot of questions here, aren't there? I don't ask these
questions to offend you or upset you. I ask you these questions
because, most likely, at some point in your life, you viewed
them as important questions. If you haven't, I ask you to
consider them as important questions. Questions that matter
and that you may be willing to answer, all in favor of pleasing
God. If at one point you did and that's changed, I simply
ask you why?
We are coming up on the most important time of the year
in Easter. The time when Christ died, and overcame that death
so that all of us may have joy in life, both now and forever.
Think about that a lot during these months. And actually,
that part up there where I had you close your eyes; that is
something Christians are called to do EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR
to be fully participating in God's plan for our lives. Isn't
that act worthy of honor our whole lives and worthy of change
if we need to? Consider this now, because later might not
be soon enough.