"Dying To Be Married with Winston and Sondra Lewis", the subject was presented for discussion, "Reasons, Seasons and Lifetime". During this broadcast, we looked at the impact that people have on our lives. Sometimes people cross our path for a reason, for a short period of time with purpose, or for a season, for a longer period of purposeful time, but yet for a limited period, then there are people whose lives who remain with us for a lifetime.
As many of us believers in Jesus Christ have the celebration of His first advent in our rear view mirrors, while others are still celebrating it for one reason or another, (don't want to take down the lights or tree we so laboriously put up), we should all acknowledge that the main reason He came was to save the souls of humankind. This reality, along with the details of how this occurred, should behoove us to realize the value that GOD places on souls. It makes the passage of John 3:16 most poignant as it states, "For GOD so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." Two great reasons to embrace this truth resounds. One, via the life of Christ, every soul is considered valuable, hence, the inclusion of "whosoever" in the open invitation to eternal life. Two, that His gift of salvation is not just one that can last an eternal lifetime, but can be spread to others.
So what do we do with such a valuable gift? Re-gift! Not in the sense that the world does it, by repackaging a gift that was given to them that they don't want, then giving it to someone in which they feel obligated to give, but give this gift away while still enjoying the benefits there of. The good news about "divine re-gifting", if you will, is that though you have given this gift away, you have also kept a significant portion for yourself that you can yet benefit as well, and have even more to give to someone else. In a practical sense, it's like giving away the fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, [v.23]Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.") and keeping the seeds to plant more trees!
Finally in all your reflecting, projecting and forecasting, take a moment to recognize the value of the souls you encounter each day. Please remember, you can listen to the broadcast below on demand just by clicking on the link. You are welcome!
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