for everything else, we need Jesus Christ!
Today I had such an awesome time having church and youth (for the last 10 mins of it – because I was busy fixing one of our leader’s laptop so she could get on with her work). Church service was quite different today, it was almost as if we had 3 sermons. One thing that really struck me was this phrase “there are some things money can buy, but for everything else, we need Jesus Christ”.
The pastor shared with us the progress on the building fund and she shared with us the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 men (which actually meant over 10,000 men, women and children). What did it take to feed them? 5 loaves and 2 fish. Who gave the food? A little boy. Sometimes we get wrapped up in our possessions we forget that God wants your heart, that little boy had the child-like faith that God desires in us. That little boy gave his all, he gave probably all he had to eat that day.
We are in the process of paying for a building, however we are still short by a long shot, but we believe that as we sow whatever seed we have into God’s kingdom, He will multiply it. I was so encouraged today that a good friend of mine had the heart to sacrifice his dream car (which he had just bought about 2 months ago) by selling it and give the money he gets from the car to the Hope Building Fund.
It really reminded me of how we as a child of God should live. God will not cause you to be in lack, if God can provide food for the birds, what more us, His own children. All these material possessions are just temporary, however our treasure in heaven is eternal.
So once again, there are some things money can buy (cars, houses, computers, jewelery) but for everything else (love, peace, joy, salvation, eternal life), we need Jesus Christ.