Read Matthew 24:29-31.
“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many
to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” (v. 31)
Your life may read like a conflicting news account of the economic condition for the day. Your hairline is in recession, you waistline is in inflation, and altogether you are in depression. The pain and pressure in your life is not responding well to the political platitudes that are giving you questionable information about the prospects for your future. It is during times like this when we best realize that life without Christ is hopeless. Our earthly successes without Christ are eternal failures.
You may be like the man who while crossing a pasture noticed an angry bull that had taken a special interest in him. In fright the man ran frantically looking for some means of escape. Then he spotted it. There was a tree ahead. It’s lowest limb was about 10 feet off the ground. Considering he had done well in basketball and was pumped full of adrenaline the man thought he had a chance. He made a tremendous leap for the limb. He missed it on the way up, but he caught “it” on the way back down. The moral to that story is that we should do our best to reach our hope knowing that on our own we can’t make it without the One who is sure to give us the boost we need.
Without Christ we are dead in our trespasses and sins. With Christ we have the hope eternal life and a home in heaven. (L. Gayle Woods)
Without Christ we have no hope.