In light of the recent events that have taken place on English soil, may our spirits be stirred to continue to pray for the hearts and the hope of the people all around us who are grieving and searching, that they might be looking to Jesus. For HE ALONE is the answer to the real need of the human condition today.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not just foundational to our faith, it is the single strategy that deals with every kind of sin and act of terror that is performed or plotted by or against the human heart. Only Jesus can change the heart and deal with the root issue of all that is wrong in our world today. May our love not diminish or grow cold in these days, and may our prayers be increasing for the hurting and lost people of our time.
I just want to encourage us to consider these three precious truths today…
1. Each day is precious.
Don’t put off to tomorrow what can and should be done today. Life is precious, and we only always live life in a today. Yesterday and tomorrow are mere perspectives, so that we might look back at todays that are no more and look ahead to todays that might come. But when it comes to our lifetime, living all we ever have is a today. "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34).
2. Each soul is precious.
Don’t harbor any ill will toward anyone or leave room for any bitterness or unforgiveness in your heart. See people with Christ’s eyes and remember that Christ gave Himself and died for each and every soul. Let us love more freely and more urgently. Let us be sobered by the thought that for some who are suffering today or who have even become the victims of violent acts of terror, they just might be moving from one act of suffering or terror into an eternity of suffering and terror if they did not have the salvation that is found only in Christ Jesus. Therefore, let us rise up in the strength of the Lord and share the good news of His salvation from day to day. "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:24).
3. Christ is the most precious of all.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with Jesus each and every day. He is the reason for our living and the purpose of our existence. Jesus is what we are really searching and longing for, and only He can fulfill the desire of our heart! Jesus is the greatest treasure, and we should always treasure that which is the greatest. He is the value of all our values and the source and substance of all that we hold dear! His death on the cross of Calvary and His glorious resurrection changes everything! The Holy Spirit succeeds where the human spirit fails. "My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever" (Psalm 73:26). O how precious is every day...and every soul...and the One who makes us whole!
"To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Ephesians 3:8).