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Our Relationship with Christ Makes the Difference

Sign with the words "We Follow Jesus"Last week, a group of white nationalists and white supremacists converged on Charlottesville, VA, for a rally. They were met there by crowds that opposed them. As the two sides interacted, the event turned out ugly and resulted in loss of life. Subsequently, all over the country, heated debates are taking place to address the fate of our existing confederate flags and statues.

 The Charlottesville unrest underscores the reality that we still have a serious race relations problem in America.

Meanwhile, in our nation’s capital, things appear to be in total disarray. Turnover of key White House personnel occurs at a head-spinning space. And I am convinced that not even General Kelly can instill some discipline into our President.  

As I thought on the abovementioned current events and more (such as the ominous tensions between North Korea and the United States), I thought about my Relationship with Christ. I thank God for my relationship with Him. Because of it, I am not easily moved by the things going on around me.

When Christ lives in us, we can have peace in the midst of the storms of life. He said to His disciples, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you” (John 14:27). We have that same out-of-this-world peace. I can’t explain this phenomenon. I just know that because of my relationship with Christ, I am not and will not be easily moved by the chaotic events around me.

I thank God for His Word. So many people today are troubled by the increasing turmoil in our world. To them, it seems as if everything is out of control. But my perspective is just the opposite. As for me, the doom this world is hastening toward actually confirms that God is in total control. For it is in His Word that He foretold us of these things and the end of this current age.

These are uncertain times. None of knows what tomorrow will bring. But those of us who know Christ need not lose any sleep about tomorrow.  We are not without hope like the unbeliever. Our relationship with Christ makes the difference. It enables us to weather the storms of life. He is with us through the thick and thin of life. That’s why our relationship with Him is such a big deal. Furthermore, the darker and the more troubled our world becomes, the more precious our relationship with Christ will become.

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