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Is salvation still good news?

In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to get swept away by the pursuit of success and material wealth. Yet, as I found myself on the cusp of my thirties, I made a conscious decision to hit the pause button. For three hours, I submerged myself in introspection, delving into the depths of my life and questioning long-held beliefs.

Marriage, a cornerstone of my current chapter, prompted profound contemplation. Would my union withstand the test of time, anchoring me to my partner for the next four decades, or would life’s unpredictable currents sever the ties that bind?

Recollections of childhood dreams mingled with aspirations yet to be realized. I pondered the path I believed God had destined for me, acknowledging both accomplishments and unfulfilled ambitions.

A visit to my older brother unearthed a poignant moment of reckoning. A phone call from our mother, brimming with words of spiritual guidance, led to the revelation that my brother had found solace in Christ. Yet, instead of embracing him with open arms, I met the news with skepticism and jest.

A Rebuke from Holy Spirit

Reflecting on this encounter, I questioned the sincerity of my response. “Had I relegated salvation to a distant concept, to be grasped only in the twilight of life? Had I failed to recognize its significance as a guiding light, illuminating the path to God’s kingdom?”

As I allowed the Holy Spirit to convict and challenge me, a newfound determination emerged—a commitment to prioritize the pursuit of God above all else. For me, this revelation is a priceless treasure, prompting introspection and urging others to embark on their own spiritual journey.

In closing, I leave you with the timeless words of David, whose unwavering devotion serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration: “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalms 73:25-26

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