Are you familiar with those moments when you get past the point of being overwhelmed? It’s when you are beyond the place when your schedule is too full, or when the debt is too high, or when your job is too difficult, or when your heart is in too much pain. Yeah, I was just there, and it wasn’t fun. But it was good.
We are all just a generation or two from being totally forgotten. Think about it; can you name your great grandfather? I can’t. It is simply a matter of time before this world moves on without us.
Followers of Jesus consider the Gospel to be the foundation for their faith. It marks a turning point in their life. Each of them can think back to a time when the Gospel all of a sudden “made sense” and they made a decision to put their faith in Christ. But if you ask many of those same Christ Followers what the Gospel is, you will get back a wide variety of answers.
Life is not full of easy-bake answers. In fact, it seems like the answers to the most important questions are the most difficult to come by. So what do you do while you wait? The answer might be difficult to hear.
Most boys are scared. It must be something they are born with. Some are afraid of the dark, afraid of the first day of school, afraid to fight, afraid to dance, afraid to ask a girl out, afraid to make a tough decision, or afraid to fail. They end up spending a lot of energy “hiding,” hoping nobody will catch on. Sadly for men, some things never change.
I must admit – I, too, am afraid of the dark.