I was having a conversation with a friend yesterday at lunch and we were talking about church. Talking about leadership and connection and fellowship and growth and all the stuff that goes into church.
We talked about our excitement in church, over frustrations, over all types of things. And as we were leaving, we both just though the same thing.
It all comes down to Jesus.
Everything. Everything comes down to Jesus. Not to theology. Not to denominations. Not to preferences. Not to styles. Not to anything else in all of creation.
Everything comes down to Jesus.
Listen to what He says today in John 6:38-40:
For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
He says today that God’s will is that everyone that looks to Jesus should have life.
Everyone that looks to Jesus. That’s it. That’s what it is all about. Everything else in life fades away. Everything else in life withers. But it all comes down to Jesus.
Everything. In Him, we have life. In Him, we have purpose. In Him, we have hope. In Him, life has meaning.
Without Him, we are hungry, tired, and weak. Rudderless and purposeless. In Him, we live.
Today, it all comes down to Him.
I had a professor that used to tell us that everything in our life comes back to our walk with Jesus. Every problem, every trouble, every worry, it all comes back to Jesus.
He is life. He is hope. He is all. Today, may we be found in Him. And today, may we find our strength, joy, and purpose in Him.
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