Another Christmas has come and gone. The happiness has inevitably ended, as exchanging material gifts were never meant to sustain happiness.
What now? Go to the gym. Get into shape. That will make you feel better, right? You were made for more. You were made for God.
Only in Christ will you be satisfied. Every gift that you got and gave is only an appetizer, a sign, a pointer to stir up a hunger for the real thing -Jesus Christ himself. That healthy, fit, “young” body you long for is the longing God has placed within all of his creation for the final day when God restores all things and makes all things new again.
If you aren’t in Christ, the Bible says you are spiritually dead (See Ephesians 2:1-3). You are separated from God, and will never be good enough to gain his favor or blessing. Only One person has been good enough to earn the favor of the Righteous Judge -the God-Man, Jesus Christ. He joyfully left heaven to come down to us sinners, condemned and unclean. He laid aside his eternal crown and clothed himself in flesh, becoming like us. He lived Perfectly, yes perfectly, in our place. He died a brutal death in our place, for our sin, absorbing the full wrath of God. He rose again in victory, the grave couldn’t hold him. Because of this gospel (good news), “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him” (John 3:36).
So come to Jesus and find life. REAL life. Come to Jesus and find sustaining joy that will endure and sustain you in each high and low that you will inevitably walk through. Come to Jesus and know that “though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day” (2 Cor. 4:16).
Come to Jesus today.