Friday, July 10, 2009

The Way of the Cross

What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?

Matt 16:26



Did you know that the average man will spend 100,000 hours of his life working?  100,000 hours – that is a LONG TIME! What do you get for that 100,000 hours?  Perhaps you build up some savings, put together some investments, acquire some real estate, earn a pension.

Some people are able to do exceedingly well in the course of a lifetime, building up huge amounts of wealth. Yet one thing is for sure:  We came into this world with nothing, and we will leave the same way.

So, what’s the point?  Why should we work so hard, when at the end we are no better than the guy who sat around and watched grass grow?

When Jesus made the statement “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?”, I don’t believe He was advising us to sit around and watch grass grow.  He was leading into another incredible point of awareness, which is this:  This world we live in is only temporary. But there is another reality, an eternal reality, and what we do in this life has a direct bearing on our place in that eternal reality. 

You can work your entire life and build up great riches and wealth, but in the end if you are not connected to the eternal reality of God, it will mean nothing!

So, “great” you say, “how do I get connected to this eternal reality?”  There is one way, and one way only.  But this way is not popular.  This way is not easy.  This way will not be readily accepted by the world we live in.  What is that way?  It is the way of the cross, where Jesus died for us, and where we must take up that cross, and follow him.

Join us Sunday morning, as we explore The Way of the Cross.


Till the whole world hears...


Pastor Clay


1 comment:

jennifergmomof3 said...

Good word Pastor Clay!