The Greatest Decision
The Greatest Destiny
28 Manuary, 2016
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to His disciples, ‘Sit here, while I go over there and pray.’ And taking with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then He said to them, ‘My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with Me.’ And going a little farther He fell on His face and prayed, saying, ‘My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.’” – Matthew 26:36-39 (ESV)
The greatest decision that’s ever been made was made by Jesus, not in the Garden of Gethsemane, not on the cross, not in the grave, but in the moment when He decided to create. Because it was in that moment that you and I became, it was in that moment that all we’ll ever know became, and it was in that moment that God created grace as well. Grace that would see Christ’s love for us bore out on the cross. That cross who’s timbers were spiritually hewn from both the forbidden tree and the Tree of Life. In the same moment God decided to become our Creator Jesus decided to be our Savior. That moment when Jesus wept in the Garden was a moment of destiny. Destiny founded for Christ from the beginning of Creation and destiny founded for us to one day be perfected for eternity.
Maybe you’re not into all this “religious stuff.” Maybe you’ve been hurt by religion and can’t see how Christ can help you when all He seems to do is bring pain. If that’s you, can I ask you to reconsider. Can I ask you to have grace in your heart for people who will always make mistakes, no matter who they follow. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.” – John 3:16-17 (ESV)
We all need saving. Without a Savior we have no hope. Humanity just seems to lack something when all there is is life and then death. There has to be more, our soul cries out for it. That cry is because of that greatest decision of Christ. To create us with a choice. To give us the ability to choose Him or not. And to also give us the opportunity to live forever. That requires salvation. Salvation—it was decided—would come through the ultimate sacrifice of God. What a decision, what a destiny.
You have a choice right now. A decision of destiny is right in front of you. Jesus says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20 You can decide to open the door to Christ right now. It would be the greatest decision you could ever make because it would give you the greatest destiny you could ever have. Thank God for the greatest decision ever made and the greatest destiny ever provided. Thank You Jesus for your love.
God Bless You,