He Lives -

Here we are today, hopefully in church, to join in song with those who love the One we love. Many years have passed since God created mankind and gave him the right to make his own decisions. You might be led to think that was a big mistake and yet the value comes from making each and every one of us his own decisions. How have we chosen?

Our world today is obviously in the worst shape it has ever been. Is it too late to fix it? Have we changed so much that we no longer can see the truth? Obviously, God is still in control but is He sorry that He gave mankind the freedom to make his own decisions. And how is it that our opinions have become so distorted when we obviously can consult history to see our mistakes? The decisions have been made by each and every one of us as He allowed, but you can see for yourself the sad results for our united efforts. Is it too late to change the future for our children and their children?

I wonder if today it were possible to give our Lord back the power He has given us if we would be a happier people? But then maybe we had to learn that lesson for ourselves in order to understand the value and need for a leader to follow. So, do you think we can give Him back the reins knowing He could straighten out our future and make us a happier people? But you know as well as I that we would never be happy without testing our own choices and decisions. So what is the answer, what do we do at this time in history? Do we even have the choice?

You have to admit it would require a complete turn around; we would have to give up the defense of our own choice to a wiser one. I believe in my heart that most of us would not mind at all doing just that. However, that is part of an irrevocable decision so where do we go from here? Can we ask for forgiveness and reelect our Heavenly Father to the position of control? What satisfaction would that give Him? You are right – absolutely none! Do we have a second choice? I think we do and I believe He would be willing to give us another chance, but only if we were serious about doing a much better job.

I know our Heavenly Father would be happy to know that we truly care and would be willing to give us another chance, but it would have to be a united effort and a united promise. I can see you shaking your head because you know as do I that our human nature would never be able to keep that promise. That is why our Father sent His Son to do what we obviously cannot. So on this one time, a year acknowledgment of His sovereignty let us bow our heads in repentance and plead with Him to take back the reigns He has so graciously given us or at least to give us one more chance to be the people He created in love and wished to receive love from.

I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today. I know that He is living, whatever men may say. I see His hand of mercy; I hear His voice of cheer, and just the time I need Him He’s always near.

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.