when it comes down to it – who?

When it comes down to it, who is your life and friendship and parenting emphasizing?

For everyone who knows you, do they think of Jesus when they think of you? Do your conversations leak Jesus? Are your friendships and family influenced by Him? Do your kids have an overwhelming sense that Jesus is so important?

Colossians 1:16-17 “all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

These verses are talking about Jesus. Life is unquestionably ALL ABOUT JESUS! To understand something else or to not understand that statement is really really bad and wrong.

So that brings me to asking and thinking what is it that we are really about? Him or something else?

The other night Valeria and I got to go eat at the restaurant that I worked at through seminary. That has been several years now. It was like 2003 through 2005. I got to see several people who are still working there that I have not seen in a while. They were all shocked that Val and I have three sons now. That made me proud. One of them stopped by to chat for a bit. In a 3 minute catch-up conversation, he asked me 4 different questions about sports. This really got me thinking. Did I work there for three years and all he remembers about me is sports? Not Jesus?

It could be that since he isn’t a believer, he didn’t want to bring up Jesus. I don’t know. But it got me thinking… what does my life emphasize?

When it comes down to it, lets be sure that we emphasize Jesus!

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