Jesus Christ is like a buoy that keeps you afloat, his words warning us of a danger so we don’t go too close, but stay where it is safe. Like a parent concerned for a child.
Even on the bad days, after time spent with him, I am lifted back up, knowing I am going to be ‘all right’ because I have him in my life. He reassures me I am not alone and helps me in my thoughts, resulting at the end of our time (visiting) together with a feeling of joy; joy and peace. That is priceless to me my dear friends. For as many of you know, many search for it but cannot find it. He makes me feel like things are alright again. Truly, that everything is set back in it’s place, settled again as it should be. Spiritually in my heart he gets me to that point and makes it so. Isaiah 9:6 says…”And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
The source of all life, Jesus Christ, has made me feel it so. He keeps my foundation on the rock; solid, steady, and forever and for always there! He is my refuge, my Lord, my shield, my best friend. Life may try to knock you down in a hundred different ways but if you have Jesus Christ as your center, your Lord and Savior, you are going to get back up again, and again, and again. Your life is not built on all those shifting sands of life. Jesus is my teacher through my sufferings; he is there welcoming me, holding me, guiding me to persevere, gain knowledge, gain more character, and to have hope. It has been many times a daunting task, going over some things an uncountable number of times to get me to the point where I need to be. We do learn and grow more through our suffering than in other ways. We do not have to like them but Jesus allows each of us to go through these times.
Jesus makes my heart shine again. As only he can. My husband, children, grandchildren, and others can help but they alone cannot give me all I need because I was built needing something eternal to aid me in making sense of all life. That is why God’s word was given to us and why Jesus Christ ‘was sent,’ in the flesh, to us. He reveals God to us. The bible says we were made for praising him. Beautiful words from Psalm 139:13-16 confirm this and state; “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” How can one not be overjoyed and full of wonder at this?!
Jesus, as a lighthouse, shares his light with me. With him in me I feel as a lighthouse too, ready to shine light into the darkness for those who come across my path for help. John 8:12 says… “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
And I think, how many times do we need to be reminded of his words, his goodness, and his promises? The very things that will help cement those thoughts in our minds? Many, many times, right?! The bible gives us all those kindly reminders of his unconditional love for us, all those things we need to learn, and all those promises for each who ventures ever closer to him. Aren’t we like a sheep in society, following this sheep or that sheep not knowing who or which way to go or follow? That’s why we have been given his words. Words that we are blessed to have, so we can know which way is correct, the way that is practical, logical, and true. It is wisdom for those who are seeking; with finding out that the more you want to know, the closer you must come to him. For in walking this path of life for any amount of time, you find the closer you walk with him, the more Christ shares and helps you to learn, like pearls of great wisdom. The longer and closer you walk with him, the more clarity you will have in your life. It is like a pair of binoculars. You see unfocused as you first look through the lenses, but find if you walk closer with him, things start coming into focus for you. But if you step and go further away from him, your life starts getting out of focus again, and maybe you don’t even recognize it until some time later. Just as in other relationships, the closer you get and the more time spent with them, the more you find out how much you don’t know!
Remember Jesus can be your buoy out there in the ocean, a symbol and a hope for you!
Whether you are a Jew or a Gentile, Jesus if coming back one day!