If You Could
If you could live your life over, would you make any changes? Maybe some different choices? Reverse the damage and pain inflicted on loved ones? Anything?
How about a do over?
Some “Do Over’s to Ponder:
- Would Adam and Eve still eat the forbidden fruit?
- Would Abraham have a baby with Hagar?
- Would Jacob still give Joseph a special robe?
- Would the ten spies change their report about Canaan?
- Would Moses still strike the rock?
- Would David send for Bathsheba?
- Would Solomon still choose the foreign wives that destroyed Israel?
- Would Mary still want to be the mother of Christ?
- Would Judas betray Jesus?
- Would the Jewish leaders change their minds about crucifying Christ?
The gospel doesn’t give us a choice to relive our lives. But it does give us a choice to live a new life. A second chance for a sacred connection.
However, the gospel offers nothing for those who make the wrong choice, the consequence for the poorest choice of all.
In 2 Thessalonians, Paul wrote of judgement for those refusing the gospel.
In 2 Corinthians, Paul wrote that we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ to give an account for a life of faith or a life of faithlessness.
So, I’m wondering, will those not entering heaven’s light wish they could go back and make different choices?
When the water started rising, did the people of Noah’s day, the people he preached to, pound on the ark and beg to get in?
The gospel wasn’t invented by religious men. It wasn’t crafted by holy clerics to separate them from the profane. It’s not just a church thing. It’s more, it’s so much more.
So, take it seriously, because the gospel is divine, and sacred and is the power of salvation.
You don’t get to live your life again. So choose faith. Live in renewal. Live in peace.