Sometimes I get goose pimples when I look back at where I was before I met Christ and compare it to where I am now. My life has changed so much that I often wondered why I waited so long to follow the savior. Even so, It has been a long journey with lots of ups and downs, but I would not trade it for anything else.
As I get deeper into my journey, I have learned that God’s favor toward men comes in parcels. Sometimes they are big; other times they are so small one can hardly recognize them. And that is where a lot of Christians lose faith and stumble. We fail to thank God for small mercies because we set our sights on the big shiny things. And when those things do not materialize, we blame God.
I did not choose to follow Christ because I expect him to rain mana down on me. I followed Him because He was the only one that was willing to give me a second chance. He opened His arms and said: “come.” And I yield His call. I am glad I did because I did not know I was a dead man walking until I met Him.
It’s a wonderful life
Christians are not immune from ills and perils. We are human beings. Pain and suffering, disappointment and setbacks are all part of life’s journey. But, despite our troubles, the Christian life is wonderful.
What makes the Christian life wonderful?
I cannot quite put into words why the Christian life is wonderful. Neither can a professional basketball player explains how he made fifteen three-pointers in a row in one and in another game he made zero; nor can a professional golfer explains how he made a hole-in-one. But there is something about living a Christian life that makes one feel wonderful.
Naturally, naysayers, like atheists, will say you are crazy. And every time a tragedy happens they put you on the spot and ask you questions they know you will never answer to their satisfaction. Questions like, Where was God when this or that happened?. Why did he allow so and so to happen? And instead of saying I do not know, some Christians pretend to know the mind of God and conjure up answers that do not make practical sense.
But, I do not know the mind of God. And I cannot explain why bad things happen to good people, but I know without a doubt the Christian life is overwhelmingly wonderful. And to experience it you must be born again.