Sunday, November 25, 2012

Destruction or Life

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;  I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."  John 10: 10
Have you ever been the victim of a theft?   A few years ago my husband & I spent the evening at my sister-in-law's house to celebrate my niece's 12th birthday.  We were inside enjoying the party;  eating cake and playing board games.  Our dog (a large Collie St. Bernard mix) was outside in the car waiting for us.  While we were inside we kept hearing this scratching noise at the screen door - my husband jokingly said "That sounds like Coach" (our dog)  - we all laughed "hahahaha".  At 10pm when it was time to leave - we stepped outside, walked to the driveway and noticed that our car wasn't there!  I said "we must have parked it on the side of the road" - we looked around & nothing - Our car was gone!!!!  Then we started to freak because our dog was in the car - but thankfully he cautiously peered around the corner - our dog was just fine.  Come to find out - while we were enjoying the party - a neighbor's house across the street was being robbed.  The thieves ran out of cargo space so they stole our Jeep Cherokee to jam pack full of  TVs and other electronic equipment.  I will never forget the fear, worry & destruction that followed.  My purse was also in our locked car so the robbers had my credit cards, my keys, cell phone and my identity!  It literally felt like my life was destroyed - we had to have new locks put on our house, our cars, new cell phone & new cell number, new drivers took many months before I felt comfortable again.
It is the same with our soul.  The only purpose of Satan & false prophets is to steal, kill & destroy but Jesus' only reason for coming is to give us everlasting life!  What a difference between life & destruction.  Even though "life" can have many hardships - Life means growth whereas destruction is hopeless. 
 Our choice is very clear - It is black & white - there is no grey - we can either choose Jesus Christ & life or turn our back on Him therefore choosing Satan and devastation. 
Which one will you choose?

1 comment:

  1. I agree: Destruction Is Hopeless. There's always hope in Life. When there's an experience like what you went through with the theft, the memory always leaves a little pain, I know.

    Merry Christmas also to you and yours!


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