Tuesday, July 15, 2008
is jesus enough?
so i realize that many of you that read this may not be into the whole jesus thing. i get that. i know that some of you are. some may be searching or indifferent...i like you guys too. but what i wanted to talk about is something we can all relate to...i hope.
loss is the part of life that we all have experience with, yet rarely want to talk about face to face. it's amazing really, as different as humans are from each other, you'd think that one of the common denominators would be a topic that would often rest in the forefront of social discussion, but the byproduct of loss i think keeps the conversation at a distance...or at least, a minimum.
it usually catches us off guard. the loss of a job, theft in your house, the innocence of a child robbed by a monster, unexpected death, a seemingly fun evening gone array, a goodbye letter from your spouse. single events that in an instant, change our lives. we can't predict it. we can't monitor it. it just is.
so how do we cope? if we all experience loss, how do we get through it?
some attempt to eliminate the pain by self medicating.
some seek out people or even pay them to talk it out with us.
others just ignore the elephant that's taken up residence in the living room.
and still some look to something bigger then themselves. a lifestyle. a community. a creator.
whatever you run to for rescue from loss....you have to believe that it's enough to help. otherwise you're kidding yourself and wasting your time. in my life, when loss has shown up unexpectedly at my door, i rely on my faith and believe that jesus is enough. i believe that he created the world and me, and knows me completely and fully...and that he is enough for anything that comes my way. he does this because he loves me...and he loves you too. be encouraged.