Happy Thanksgiving! I know I am a week late, but I am still eating turkey leftovers.
Wow. Over a month has gone by since my last post. Time can really move!
If you have been waiting for the conclusion to this series or are brand new to this blog,
I welcome you.
Thanks for taking two minutes out of your day.
If you would like to catch up or get some context, here are the links to the first three posts:
The Day of Atonement explained
“Jesus changed everything. He always does. More on that next week.”
These are the final words of my last post.
And friends, I believe that with all my heart.
I can’t speak on behalf of other people. However, I can speak about my life.
Here is a picture of my life without Jesus.
- I wonder if I would have my family. Surely, my wife would have left me long ago because of my addiction to porn. That is something that I could not overcome without Jesus.
- My kids would only be around part-time. It pains me to think about not seeing my kids on a daily basis because of the divorce.
- Jobs…I think that I would be barely making ends meet. Fast food work is not something I would earn a living on.
- There were bouts of mild depression in my early twenties. Most likely I would be in a depression right now.
- Alcohol…not really something I abused. But who knows, without Jesus, the bottle might be more attractive to me.
- My relationship history was not the best. That pattern would probably continue to this day.
- I most certainly would not have excellent friends from my church. I would not even belong to a church.
- And the list continues…
Of course, this is all hypothetical. Jesus changed everything.
I do have a loving wife and wonderful kids. My addictions are broken. I work at a dream job. My church is close to me.
Because I have Jesus, I have everything I need. All this other stuff is really just his blessing. Frosting.
May I conclude with a question or two?
Do you have Jesus?
He cannot be bought, earned, manipulated, or caught. He must be invited.
He will change your life…for the better.
Are you ready to send that invite?
If you have questions or comments, I would love to field them. You can comment below or email me directly – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks, as always, for reading. It might just be the best two minutes of your day.
See you next week for some thoughts on Advent.