Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Best is Coming
I had a Spanish professor in college years ago that on the last day of class showed us a Spanish movie. It was all about the dark side of life and everything horrible that exists on the earth. I walked out early, but I asked him later why he showed such a movie and he replied, “It is reality. Those things are life.”
I felt sorry for him. What he didn’t realize is that we all choose our own reality. That movie was not my reality (not even close to my reality!) nor was it his reality. It was a reality invented by a writer and a director. Bad things do happen, but how we react to them creates the reality. We can constantly think about the bad and decide that all of life is like that or we can realize that there is opposition in all things and that for every bad thing there is a good. We can cling to God in bad times and let Him mitigate the bad or we can buy into the adversary’s propaganda that this is how life is.
When we believe in Jesus Christ we believe in a Savior. A Savior is a “saver.” He saves us from the negative realities of pain and death. thus, when you believe in Jesus Christ you know that the best is always on its way.