“For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.” Luke 15:24 ESV
The kingdom of God is an upside down kingdom. Before Jesus, I thought the world was the right side up. I pursued everything under the sun. Alcohol, parties, rock bands, adventure, love. All in the vain attempt to find the ultimate happiness. Even Thomas Jefferson said we should all have the right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.
But it was striving after the wind. Who can hold onto the wind? Or waves? Pursuing all these things left me feeling dead inside. Until one day I realized that if there is no God, life is totally meaningless. And if life is meaningless, it wouldn’t matter whether I lived or died. And then God stepped into my life by sending my friend who told me how Jesus changed her life.
And I listened. And I believed. And then I became alive! And the world exploded into color. And I began to pursue people and their desires and their good. And then the happiness came. Little by little. Day by day.
Pursuing God is the great reversal. I thought I was dead, but now I’m alive!
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