Life is not a day at the beach it is a swim in the ocean. This is the thought that I have been considering this morning. Here are my conclusions:
1. Sitting on the shore is not really living; it is coming right up to the edge of living and then refusing to enter the fray. It is admiring the power and and pleasure of life but being too afraid to dive in. It is safer, but it misses the point.
2. Others may appear to be better swimmers (life-livers) than you are, but we aren't in it for a an hour, or a day, or even a week. We are in it for the long haul. In time, everyone struggles. It doesn't matter how confident or "well equipped" we are. You can only tread water for so long before you need someone to throw you a life line.
3. Jesus Christ, the Word who became flesh, is the ultimate life preserver. (Psalm 119)
4. The point of a life preserver is to keep you afloat in deep water. To keep you just as alive in the depths as you are on the beach.
5. What point is there in obtaining a life preserver and wearing it while sitting in the sand with only your toes in the water? Why accept the saving grace of Jesus Christ and then live within your own strength, settling for only what is safe and easy?
Luke 17:33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.
Carla Ritz. Proof positive that God uses cracked pots!