Good Morning August 21

When there are emergencies or natural disasters people turn to the Lord for strength. When we face a personal crisis we go to the Lord for help. As the saying goes, there are no atheists in foxholes. But trouble really should not be the main reason we turn to the Lord. Certainly, God is there, and we know Him as our source of strength and help, but He is also the source of our life. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”(John 10:10) In Christ we find the best life possible. Oh, it may not be with the biggest home and the most money, but it will be with a hope and joy that cannot be found elsewhere. Old and New Testaments use the image of the bride and bridegroom as an illustration of our relationship with the Lord. In that relationship there is a deep sense of bond, an excitement, and a great hope for the future. That, too, is in our marriage with Christ. We come to the Lord, not only in times of trouble, but daily as our joy, and our reason for being.