I can no longer remember how I heard this question. Was it asked of me? Or, did someone else simply tell me about it? I honestly can’t remember. I have pondered the question over and over. This question needs to be asked, and it certainly demands an answer.
“What is it that knowing Christ does for you right now?”
This is one of the most insightful questions that can be asked. It assumes that Christ can make a difference. People without Christ want to know what Christ can do for them now. We know that they should be concerned about eternity, but they are really not particularly concerned about the future. They are concerned about right now.
People apart from God want to know if there is life before death.
I believe Christ can make a difference now and a difference for eternity.
Here’s how I answer the question. In Christ I have experienced many wonderful blessings, but these are the two that stand out to me right now.
First, because of Christ in my life I have never felt alone. I certainly have been lonely from time to time, I cannot ever remember feeling alone. When I simply and sincerely asked Jesus in my life, He came to dwell with me and has never forsaken me. I have always known that He is with me. Who would ever choose the alternative? To know that the God of the universe knows your name as well as your DNA sequence is an amazing thought. He cares for you.
Second, because of Christ in my life I have never been without hope. As long as there is God, there is hope. I know that my redeemer lives, and I know that He is working out my future. No matter what happens (isn’t it amazing how much can happen in a short lifetime?), God is working for my good. I love Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. . .” Because of Him, we can look at the world hopefully and with confidence. He is working for our good.
May you and I work for His glory.
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