KFC, McDonald’s, burger king and my favourite domino’s pizza.
These are just a few of the innumerous fast food shops lining our too-lazy-to-cook-a-meal-tonight drive homes. I know how it goes. Finishing work late no energy to do anything why bother spend 30 minutes slaving in a kitchen just to eat a sub-part meal. And I can assume you like myself, in moments like this we head to the nearest take-away shop and scoff down an unhealthy grease ridden pile of something that will only satisfy you for a moment.
We live in a I want it now, I can get it now, so I will have it now generation. You may say “so what!? If something is available why wait for it?” My answer because in the waiting is the making.
Being a Christian means forsaking the momentary so you can embrace the eternal.
Saying no to today so you can say yes to tomorrow.
Some people have this erroneous idea that Christians are against anything fun and enjoyable. But that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Any Christian with a real understanding of the faith is actually motivated by joy and pleasure. We believe that Jesus, heaven, life eternally with Christ Jesus is more than a million times better than anything in this world.
If you think that the setting of an autumn Sun is beautiful, if you have been blown away by the birth of a child, stood on the edge of a mountain or explored the ocean seas. If you have drunken the wine from the sweetest vine, felt the full bodied feeling of sexual ecstasy in the arms of your husband or wife. If you believe these things to be great, then it shouldn’t be a far stretch to understand that if the creator of these things that bring us joy says he has something greater in store for those that love him wouldn’t you trust? Wouldn’t you too live in light of this?
Paul wrote these famous words “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” 1 Corinthians 15v19
Look around you this world is good but it ain’t all that!
Written by Dean Henry.