I often wonder how any human being can make it through life without God. Life for the unbeliever is meaningless and full of questions without answers. If there is no God, then life is just some kind of freak game where the most successful and happiest people win. We each live and die in the span of purposeless moments.
Except we don’t.
We feel our lives are supposed to mean something because they do. God has a purpose for each of us. God loves us unconditionally. God cares for us perfectly. We are created in the imago Dei.
“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Many of us would agree this is true, but do we live and think as if it is?
Charles Spurgeon once declared, “Oh people of God, be great believers! Little faith will bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will bring heaven to your souls.” We can languish to the end of life and enter heaven on the faith that Jesus saves us, but why would we want to languish? Why would we not want to flourish?
Flourishing in life comes from faith that because Jesus saves us from our sins, He also saves us from the everyday. We must believe God really does love us more than we could ever imagine and He really does work things together for our good.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
This doesn’t mean we will have perfect lives from a materialistic point of view – it means even through suffering we know God’s love never fails. We believe and trust He will make beautiful things out of the dust.
Let’s remember today how blessed we are to have been given the love of Jesus. We can fly free from worry, despair, inadequacy, hurt, weakness, and pain. We can fly today! We don’t have to wait for heaven because we have already been given perfect love!
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18
But let’s not grasp this incredible gift so tightly that we don’t share it with others. Let’s give the lost what we have been given. Let’s share the love of God with the people in our lives.