Friday, Sept 22, 2017. Sometimes we ask ourselves: how can we go on. Various problems come into our way. We face illness. We face resistance. We face bad words. We face rejection. We face our own guilt and our own failure. Where to go? How to find a way into life? How to find a save place?
A Save Place …
The bible talks about a saviour. It talks about a door to go through. It talks about peace to be found. It talks about someone who cares. It talks about someone who saves! Jesus is in the center of this message. He is the son of God, the messiah, the human who was given the task to pave the way. John, the evangelist and disciple, talks about him in his gospel:
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (from John 3)
There is a path to go. In our own failure, we can come to him. He knows how to deal with all these things which burden our day. He knows us. He knows our games, our efforts to trick him and to influence him. He knows where we are completely honest. All our guilt is not hidden before him - yet he as died to bury it and to separate our guilt from our future.
When you do not know how to guide your life well, let him be your guide, Jesus. He knows. He lives. He is there through the holy spirit.
When you have questions, when you lack wisdom, he has promised to give wisdom. We can observe the unbelievable wisdom of Jesus when we read the New Testament. His discussions, his answers, his actions show a deep sense of understanding. He knows mankind. He knows to be truly human!
When you suffer, from others, from nature, from your own failure: he can help. He can heal. He can give me a future. He always knows a path to go. He is never at the end with his possibilities. He can do what ever he wants, in an ordinary way or by any type of wonder. His wisdom and love surpass our understanding, yet we can experience it and live in it. Good news for you and for me! (Roland Potthast) ... more texts