Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Is This All?

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Several years ago I went to a museum not far from where I live.  I won't mention the name.  I had passed the signs, I had heard of it even before I moved to the area, and I had heard people talking about it.  I went with a group of senior citizens, before I became one I drove the bus.
It took us only about half an hour to see everything they had of interest and even though I didn't say it my thought was "Is this all?".  Needless to say it was a big disappointment to me.  I had expected more.
I think many people today are disappointed with life because they expected more.  Shouldn't life be more than the same old mundane tasks every workday and trying to squeeze all the fun out of the weekend.  For some it is a vicious cycle that leaves them asking "Is this all there is?"
Even Christians who never strive to get closer to Jesus and to learn more about Him and walk closer to Him find themselves feeling let down.  They are looking for an emotional experience instead of realizing that the depth and abundance of our walk with Jesus depends upon our submitting ourselves to Him.  If when you look at your life and ask "Is that all?", it is time to look at your daily walk with Jesus and let Him take charge of it.
Many people who have eternal life never really experience the Joy of the abundant life that we can have in Jesus.
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