Something To Live For
“All good things must come to an end,” I heard as I listened to the radio. I am sure you have heard that saying before and so have I. They were talking about an event that they have been doing for about a year or so and now this is the last time.
For some reason, I reacted to this saying today. I thought to myself, “Why, why must they end?” Then it hit me. We live in a fallen world, a sinful place. The good things on this earth will come to an end. Family members die. Programs and things that we love cease to exist. But does that mean that there is nothing good in this world? No, it doesn’t mean that there is nothing to live for. It means we are looking for the good things in the wrong places because there is nothing perfect on this earth and nothing stays the same. Now this may seem depressing and it is, if you do not know the one Perfect One who does not change and will not fade away like the things of the world. His name is Jesus Christ. Hebrews 12:2 says that “…Jesus [is] the author and perfecter”. Hebrews 13:8 tells us that, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” What a promise! We have someone and something to live for. The someone is Jesus. The something is to do His work. He wants you. He wants you to love Him and He wants to love you in return. Run to Him. It is all about Him!
The rest of Hebrews 12:1-2 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
2-Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
By Mandy Heffron