30 July 2018

It's never too late

"But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope..." Ecclesiastes 9:4 NKJV.

Many people are in search of happiness, health and wealth. Those from small towns move to bigger and more developed cities, with the intention of finding better job opportunities, for study purposes and in pursuit of good careers. Armed with a certificate, they know they could find good employment. With a good income, they will be able to buy a good car, a house and, in future, get married and have children.

Once a person understands what he wants, the race to achieve his dreams will start. There are thousands or maybe millions of people trying to do this. But how many really succeed? We’ve all heard of qualified people who can’t find jobs.  How many people end up getting married to the wrong person out of fear of remaining alone? After so many attempts to be happy followed by failure, one starts thinking one was born to suffer or that it is one's destiny to be a loser.

Some end up consulting all and sundry--someone who can tell them about their future and try to avoid their future problems. The solution is closer than you think! Jesus said: "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing." John 15:5 NKJV

Regardless of having a degree, good education, money, a beautiful wife, rich husband or anything else related to ‘success’, without Jesus you will get nowhere. I have seen many people who failed to understand the spiritual law of life, as much as they understand the natural law. As a branch cannot survive when taken off the tree, which is the source of life, no one can succeed if he lives away from Jesus Christ. I have seen rich people unable to enjoy their wealth because of an incurable disease, a trauma/ tragedy or even addictions.

No matter how hard you try, if you live away from the source of life, joy and happiness, life will be fiction for you. Dear reader, it was not in vain that Jesus Christ gave His life on the cross. If you find yourself lost without direction, know that God can take you out of your pain. Just get closer to Him and follow His word. In order to help you, we have our church open every day.  There are chains of prayer for different purposes, daily services, counselling, using Holy Scripture as the source of guidance. Do not think that your situation has no solution. As He parted the Red Sea for His people to go to the Promised Land, He will do the same for you as well.

God bless you.

Marcelo Pires



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