Have you thought about the real purpose of your life? Why are you here? Why do you do what you do? Do you think this life is about you? Is it about helping others? Is doing good deeds for others good enough? Are you just one of the faces in the crowd that think getting famous will give sense to your life?
2 Corinthians 5:15 NLT says: “He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.”
What do you live for?
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Ponder that question some more.
Please don’t get me wrong! I’m not saying I’m a saint here. Rest assured that I know I’m way far from being one; I struggle with being respectful of my parents, I spend a lot of time on social media, I could care less even when I know others need my help, I seldom appreciate what I already have, I can’t get enough of a lot of the things this world brings to the table, and I’m not grateful for the things I receive and for the good things that happen to me (at times).
There are also times when I think and act like this life is about me. (Sometimes, consciously but most of the time, unconsciously.) Most likely, we struggle with the same things, and just like you and I, Jesus was once a human—flesh and blood (John 1:14). He felt what we feel (Hebrews 4:15). He even cried (John 11:35).
However, unlike us, He got out of this life without sinning. He was born to die—for you and me. Despite this reality, we need not mourn but rejoice all the more because the story did not end there.
After three days, He rose back to life. He overcame the grave! He is alive!
It is because of His death that we are alive.
Are you taking that in?
I’m imperfect just like anyone, but now I have the confidence to face everyone, for my Savior said: “It is finished. It is done (John 19:30).”