Who or what is your savior?
Every human needs one, you know. And there are plenty to choose from, to save you from insecurities, the absolutes of life and facing fears of the unknown.
Do you lean toward entertainment to deliver you from focusing on reality? It’s an effective placebo for rest and diversion from more serious concerns. Hobbies, too, can help keep your mind from wandering to things that are truly important to life.
Or perhaps you prefer something more numbing, such as meds, alcohol or illegal substances.
There is always the busyness of compulsive behavior, like work, eating, organizing, planning, etc. They can keep you distracted from reality for terrifically long periods, even your entire life.
How about fame and power? Would those be suitable saviors to insulate you from your inadequacies?
Or, of course, there is that most popular of saviors, though the frailest of all: money. It can save you temporarily from all sorts of passing fears. And if you amass enough of it, you can even enjoy superficial friendships, supposed significance, flattery, the delights of this counterfeit world in greater excess, as well as the feeling of great accomplishment for a time, and the knowledge that no matter what threatens your health and security in perpetual retirement, you are assured of limited peace.
Yes, many saviors wave and dance about hoping for you to choose them, to consume your time and assure you that you need not worry about the reality of God and what you must do to avoid His eventual notice.
But we really ought to tell you that there is the Savior He (God) provided for you. Of course, His primary focus is your eternal life and well being, rather than the temporary pleasure that is of greatest concern to most of us. There is that.
And this Savior’s objective is not so much to give you a transitory panacea for the realities of life, but to give you completely new life. His own. To save you from paying the price for your own sins. But that would mean you have to give up your own weak, inadequate, doomed and sin-shot life to get His. And how much fun could that be, right?
Well, it is your choice, certainly. The life of the Creator of the universe, or the life of a broken pot in hell’s kitchen. Love, joy, peace and all that eternal stuff or, uh, fun here on a ticking time bomb.
Choose your salvation wisely. You only have one life to give for it.