Do you ever think longingly about your youth?
Of course, I can only speak for myself, but I never think longingly about my youth. I wasn’t a Christian then, and I was therefore ignorant about the things of God, steeped in sin, completely confused, without hope in this world (even though I didn’t know it), and headed for a life of futility. Nothing to look back upon with longing.
What a difference the life of Jesus makes, maybe the least of which is being free from looking back with longing. Paul instructed us to forget what is behind, and to press on, to be continually moving forward to the better things ahead. The better is always ahead of us, never behind us.
Jesus’ church is not dependent upon this country or any country. Conversely, all sane countries are dependent upon Jesus’ church in order to remain sane, and to have a shot at prosperous, life–giving cultures. True peace comes only from Jesus Christ!
Look at a map of the world, and only in Christian countries is there a reasonable expectation of peaceful existence. The rest are fraught with constant wars and strife and tensions that have the possibility of exploding at any moment. And because of continued opposition to the gospel in our country, we are headed in the same direction.
Because of our debt, if nothing else, the USA will probably soon become the most recent and best example of man being unable to govern himself. It’s been a good try, a good experiment, but when this country fails the entire world is going to be in a “world of hurt”. I have no doubt that revival will come – timing is the key – will it come before or during the chaos that is now upon us –
Grab onto the Rock and teach your loved ones to do likewise.
Light travels 186,000 miles in one second. The distance that light travels in a year is known as a light-year. We reside in the Milky Way Galaxy, which has a diameter of 100,000 light-years. Now, scientists are estimating that there are 2 trillion galaxies in the universe. And the question still remains, what is outside the 2 trillion galaxies?
I need bigger faith.
There are roughly 30-40 trillion cells in the human body. We know that cells are made of molecules. And molecules are made of atoms. And atoms are made of neutrons, protons, and electrons (and even smaller particles known as neutrinos and quarks, et al). But the question still remains, what is inside the smallest of particles?
I need smaller faith.
So, in spite of all the unanswerable questions in this life, why do we stick with Jesus and His gospel? Simply put, because it works. The gift of faith that each of us has been given is our only real possession, the only way out of our troubles in this world, the only way forward for us, and the only way that we can confidently boast in the expectation of His glory.