Food for Thought
by Nick Bishop
When I’m out walking my dog or watching nature documentaries on tv, I’m inspired and deeply moved as I look in awe at the wonders of the universe and all the creator has made.
Our God called the world and all that we see into being, and yet despite being the creator and sustainer of all living things, in Christ, he also understands things on a deeply human level.
Jesus is a faithful friend I call upon him when I am in need, whatever that need may be. Unlike fairweather friends, Jesus will never deny his own or turn away from his children. He is seated in Heavenly places and given a name that is above every other name. He is worthy of all praise, honour and glory.
His words are spirit and they are real, with the same depth and meaning when our Lord first uttered them, 2000 years ago.
The person of Jesus was God in human form, and he came to show the world that the creator of the universe is not some remote being we cannot interact with. He is someone who loves his creation and even entered it in human form. All because he wants to bring us back into his family and restore a relationship with us through his blood shed for us on the cross.
Jesus came to fill our emptiness and remove the barrier of sin that separated man from God. Through repentance and faith in him, we are reconciled to our creator and have life eternal through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Though many today believe Buddha and Mohammed and other religious figures were great men, they are not unique like Christ. Jesus is unique when compared to the founders of other faiths because he offers us eternal life through his death and resurrection. Other religious figures died a mortal death, attested to by their followers.
When Jesus died a painful and cruel death on the cross, and 3 days later rose from the grave, he appeared to his disciples and many others on many different occasions. In his life, we clearly see that death is not the end, but the beginning for all who trust him.
Can you have a personal relationship with Buddha or Mohammed? No, only our Lord Jesus Christ offers this uniquely and forever.
This isn’t the end of the story. Our Lord is coming back to usher in a world of renewal and peace.
I invite all who are reading this to make a firm decision for Christ. Believe me, you will never regret it.
Here is a link that inspired me to write this devotional:
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