|Security In a Shaky World - #8192|
|A Life That Matters - Radio Program|
Thursday, January 14, 2010
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If you’d been in some of the youth groups I’ve led, you’d eventually end up doing the four cards thing. Yeah, this is no youth group I know. But I’m going to ask you to do it with me right now in your imagination—four index cards. I would ask those young people to write the four most important things in their life on those cards, one on each card. And then came the hard part.
I’m Ron Hutchcraft, and I told them that a tragedy had struck and they have to lose one of those important things in their life and they would decide which one to drop. They had to drop one of those cards. It was tough! Then I said, “Another disaster has come. You have to lose another one.” They had to drop a second card. By the time I said, “You can only keep one. You’ve got to drop one of those last two cards.” Boy, it was almost impossible. But finally they were down to one card and I said, “I want to ask you one question about the most important thing in your hand. Is it something you can lose?” How about you? If it is, you’ll never be secure. You’ll never have peace.
When my wife got a strain of hepatitis that could have taken her life, I thought I was going to lose the love of my life. And I begged God to spare her. And in that two-card moment—the most important cards in my life—I knew that if I’d lost the woman I love, I would still have my most important card left…my personal love relationship with Jesus Christ. Because the Bible says, “Nothing in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39 ). The one relationship that’s recession proof, divorce proof, tragedy proof, death proof. It may be the relationship you need as an anchor right now.
If you’re interested in beginning that relationship with Jesus Christ, would you go to our website and check it out? It’s ALifeThatMatters.org.
This radio program references: Romans 8:39