We are kicking off a new series this weekend called Jesus = Life. Over the next 4 weeks, we will be working through the book of Colossians and life that Jesus offers us. That’s an interesting thought, “The life that Jesus offers us,” how many of us stop to think about whether or not we are living the life Jesus wants for us. It reminds me of a song I used to listen to.
In 2003, Stacie Orrico released a song called ‘More To Life’. The first verse and chorus say,
“I’ve got it all, but I feel so deprived
I go up, I come down and I’m emptier inside
Tell me what is this thing that I feel like I’m missing
And why can’t I let it go
There’s gotta be more to life…
Than chasing down every temporary high to satisfy me
Cause the more that I’m…
Trippin’ out thinkin’ there must be more to life
Well, it’s life, but I’m sure… There’s gotta be more”
How many of us can actually say we are living the life we want to or the life we thought we would. If there was a contentment scale almost no one would be at a 10, most of us would be more of a 2 or 3. We struggle with finding contentment and satisfaction in the places we normally look. As believers in Jesus, we are offered something that the rest of the world won’t be offered, life.
Jesus offers us real life. Without Jesus, we’ll never find the life we hope for and dream about. A life where we can stop seeking and searching because we have found satisfaction. C.S. Lewis says, “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”
You were made for another world, a world we will one day walk with Jesus in. But in the meantime, we need to look for and find the life we want in the person of Jesus. Jesus promised in John 10:10 that even though the devil comes to kill, steal, and destroy, He has come to offer us abundant life. That’s a promise we need seek after and find because nothing else we have found offers us anything close.
Get a jump start on the weekend by reading Colossians 1 and you’ll be prepared as we work through the text on Sunday.
I hope you will make every effort to join us this weekend and every weekend as we set apart time in our lives to stop and praise God for all the ways He works in our lives and as we search the Scriptures together and allow them to mold us more and more into the image of Jesus.
See you Sunday,