As soon as I said those words to Derrick though, I thought...."No! I, as a Christ follower, have the best job in the world!" What they do is wonderful and needed, but what they leave these families with are treasures that one day will be destroyed by moths and rust, or space for theives to break in and steal all their cool stuff. I have something so much more amazing to offer! And to top it off, it's the deal of the day....it's free! Not provided by Sears or any other product producers, it's been paid for by your very own Creator! He is offering a more abundant life! A life that will always have the support of a King! One that will NEVER leave you or forsake you...no matter what! He offers a love that surpasses all understanding that's totally unconditional. He offers healing, emotionally, physically and spiritually. He offers strength to the weak, joy to the brokenhearted, peace to the stressed! He is offering to be everything that you could ever need! HOPE!
The great thing is, all that you have to do to recieve all these amazing gifts is choose to recieve them! Just trust that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life! It's that simple and as a Christ follower, I get to share this amazingly incredible news to everyone I come in contact with! In my line of work, as a Christ follower, I get to see lives changed, marriages restored, addicts freed from bondage, baby's lives saved, families reunited, teens realize their value, men become head of their households and the spiritual leaders of their home, the selfish become selfless, the nay-sayers beome a positive role model, the homeless fed and clothed, the wealthy become givers instead of consumers...need I say more?
What an exciting job we, as Christ followers, have! Let's keep this in mind as we go into the world tomorrow! We can put a smile on some faces as we share the love of Christ! Let's keep in mind that our life goal is to say, "Welcome home, all you who are weary and heavy burdened." And then let Jesus hand them the keys to His kingdom!