I grew up thinking if I was a good person and didn’t make any mistakes nothing bad would happen to me. I blamed myself when bad things happened. If I didn’t do or think that one thing I wasn’t supposed to this surely would not have ever happened. I admit, there are still times I get caught up with this sort of thinking.
I go to the Word, I pray, and I am reminded of God’s love. I am reminded Christianity is not about perfection. We are all sinners and we can’t earn an untainted life in this crazy world we live in.
This world is crazy, isn’t it? But then, turn the pages of history and you will see it always has been. There are things about the present times that make me so very proud to be living in the now. There are things of past times I wish I could bring back. Our life expectancy and quality of life is better, but stress and anxiety seems to strike us all more than ever. Would you choose the simplicity of the good old days over the conveniences of today? Look at all the knowledge right at our fingertips. Then, think of the days we didn’t have all the distractions.
I think we will always be evolving and regressing simultaneously.
That is life in the sinful world. We can work all we want but sin will always emerge. I know people may not want to hear this and I truly am not a negative person (I’m usually too positive). But this truth, guys. It is the reason we need to never give up trying to spread the gospel. We can never evolve enough to not need Christ. I’m not saying to throw our hands up and succumb to our sinful nature…of course we shouldn’t do that. We will never be perfect, though. Our lives will never be perfect!
I think of other religions and even some Christians (who totally miss the point of the cross…like I used to) and how they have to earn their salvation. No! Christ suffered and died on the cross because we suck and could never do it on our own. Yes, I just said we all suck. We really do. But, we have a God who still loves us despite our sucky-ness. When He looks at us He sees Christ…he really does. Which, we totally don’t deserve. So, let us all take a moment and thank the Lord for what He did for us.