The Paradox

It has been said the Christian life is a paradox – the first will be last, to die in return for eternal life, servitude on earth for “riches” in heaven; the list goes on. The Christian life requires faith in God, it sounds easy but as we all know the reality is quite the opposite. Living our lives using worldly values; who has the most toys wins, if we do good – good things will happen to us, he or she did a bad thing and got what they deserve. When we live by these set of values, we fail to grasp the purpose, strength, courage and opportunity the Lord offers to all.  We must recognize there is a higher power, and there is evil in our world.  

Carrying a good luck charm or having a lucky rabbit’s foot isn’t going to improve your situation; just remember it didn’t do the rabbit any good either. When we stop relying on ourselves or gimmicks and start putting our faith and reliance in God we will get through the difficult times in our lives and come through life’s challenges even stronger. Every one of us has fallen short in the glory before God, and yet we have undeservedly received His grace and mercy.  
Our God who created the heavens and the earth and all that dwells in it, is truly an awesome God!


WOW! Today is Independence Day.  Happy July 4th.  
I know I am not alone in wondering where half the year has gone. The speed of which the year seems to “fly” is a reminder that our time on earth is short and temporary. 
Our eternity has two choices:  Jesus and be with Him for eternity…free 
or choose to deny Him and spend eternity in  
the fiery pit, a slave to sin.  


 Some days I feel as if I  keep running into roadblocks that prevent me  from getting my work done or something diverts me from my plan.  When I hit these  “snags”  I’m often annoyed because of the disturbance to my plan.   Later after the problem has worked itself out, I realized Jesus was guiding me, molding me in his hands,  changing my course.  So thank you Lord not only for the peaks and valleys of life, but also the occasional speedbump.  May it always be Your will and not my will.