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Is Something Missing?

Please take a moment to stop thinking of everything and leave everything alone, and focus on this one thing. Please look inside yourself—into your heart—because I have a question for you: do you feel like you are missing something on the inside? What I mean is, does it feel like you are lacking something in your life that you so desperately want, but you cannot find? Maybe you have thought of this before, or maybe you have not. Either way, take a moment and think about this question.                    For me, I did not consciously know I was lacking something, but I found something that made me feel more complete than anything in the world has. I found Jesus Christ, and I am telling you the truth that he is the only thing that can make you whole. You may think I am crazy, and you may be right, but I cannot tell you of how many times I have heard this to be true in so many different lives, and once I found Christ, there was this feeling inside of me that there was …

Noose

He hid his face from all who surrounded him. His spirit broken—torn in two by the brutal attacks: sometimes adjectives, sometimes fists. Finally he became tired of it all. It was time to end the pain. The noose was ready, and so was the chair. Numb and without a tear, he felled the chair, and hung a foot from the ground. He kicked, he squirmed, he struggled to breath, and he regretted his decision. His life was over. The boy was only fourteen and he never experienced love, never had a job, never had a wife, and never lived. He now hung lifelessly. It was only later that evening, when his mother returned home from work to find him dangling. From her eyes came a river of sorrow polluted by regrets of not being there enough. She thought that only if she paid more attention to her only child he would still be here. Lucky enough for her, and lucky enough for her son, he did no go through with it. He planned to carry out his death and had everything ready to go, but he met a girl who showed hi…

Jesus Is

Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is the bread of life. Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ. He was born of the Virgin Mary, and is God in the flesh. Jesus is the Lamb of God whose blood was shed on the cross for the sins of man, as prophesied in Isaiah chapter 53, saying,

“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

Jesus is our Lord and Savior. He is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by him. Through Jesus we can find the straight and narrow path which leads to Heaven which is set apart from that broad road that leads to destruction, which the world follows.

Jesus is the reason that we can be satisfied with our lives. He has the ability to fill that void that is within all of us which cannot be filled by drugs, nor alcohol, no…

Why Am I a Christian?

I want to answer a very basic question today: “Why am I a Christian?”

First and foremost, it is not because I was raised to be a Christian. I admit I went to church when I was very young, but I stopped going when I was about ten. But even during the time that I went to church I didn’t think much, if any, about God. But when I finally became a Christian, it was not because I was forced. It was a choice.

When I was about five, I remember playing in my front yard. While I was playing, I felt a hand on my right shoulder. I turned around to see that no one was there, and the feeling of a hand on my shoulder was gone. I was left with a numbing feeling of security and love. Then, ten years later, after I became a Christian, I was thinking about that time I felt that hand on my shoulder and I felt it again in the exact same spot. It was a human hand pressing down. It was comforting, it made me feel secure, and it let me know I was loved. That hand on my shoulder said to me, “I am here.” That…