Who or What Are We Really Living For? :: By Lucie Kirouac

Have you ever wondered why you have been put on this earth? Isn’t it a bit disturbing to just think about it?

Over the centuries many schools of thought have elaborated their own theories on this matter. As human beings, we are very clever at choosing what suits us best! After all, aren’t we free to determine our destiny? You might think so…

What is our real purpose in this world? Of course, we all have our own views. Humans, in their essence have never changed other than in their knowledge—which is increasing at almost an alarming rate—if compared to their wisdom! In our materialistic society, it seems that HAVING is far more important than BEING!

Naturally, we all want to have beautiful things and be happy, there is nothing wrong with that. MY CONCERN is who or what we serve in our daily lives. Depending on your persuasion, of course, the answers will differ.

The birth of Jesus Christ on this earth is a historical fact that cannot be debated. The REASON for His coming is what causes so many people to differ.

He has left us His Word—the Bible. To doubt its veracity puts one’s soul at risk because it is divinely inspired. In it, we discover who God is, what He wants to do for each of us, (His creation), and WHOM WE SHOULD LIVE FOR.

We as humans were born with a sinful nature that separates us from our Creator and that also causes our bodies to die.

As Christ came to redeem us, He had to separate Himself from his Father’s presence and glory. That alone was a true sacrifice!

He took upon Himself the sins of the world so that we can be forgiven, justified and made righteous.

To be crucified is the most horrendous and agonizing death one could to be subjected to. His unfathomable love and grace give each of us the marvellous opportunity to be forgiven and then go live to in His presence and glory — after our earthly bodies die. It is a free gift that needs to be received.

Why choose to live and strive for short-term gain, for material goods and for a totally corrupt world that has nothing else to offer but untold suffering? The length of our earthly materialistic lives doesn’t justify an eternity without our awesome Creator. This life will end and then we must face eternity. We must all individually choose where we will spend eternity.

Hell exists, but Christ has never desired to see any of us go there. His perfect sacrifice is sufficient to deliver us from Satan and his dominion over our lives as well as to transfer us into his glorious Kingdom.

As you SURRENDER your ENTIRE life to the Saviour, Jesus Christ—to live in His FREEDOM, you receive His Spirit in your heart and you can then enjoy the most wonderful Friend and Companion on earth and in heaven that you could ever dream of.

Our life span is very short. None of us has a guarantee to live tomorrow. Our nations as we have known them thus far are going to end in the most unimaginable, horrible seven years of tribulation and judgment the world has ever known since its foundation. Before all that happens, Jesus will come in the clouds to take his bride—those who have received his forgiveness, and take her home with Him!

Wouldn’t you want to escape what is coming and take refuge in Christ?

[Jesus said,] “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24: 21-22).

To refuse Jesus and his companionship in his eternal abode of love and well-being where no suffering will be remembered, is to me the most foolish act a human being can commit.

Choose who you want to live for: Yourself and Satan, the devil—or Christ!

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18).

From Lucie, who cares!