Comfort

Something to think about.

Comfort

24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. 2 Corinthians 11:24-28

Christ was crucified. All of His disciples but John died a violent death. Why do we expect as Christians to live lives free from tribulation and trial?  As Christians, we need to get beyond the idea of a placid, peaceful existence. None of our original and subsequent leaders have.  A synonymous reality of the Christian life is a continual struggle against the forces of evil. Sometimes that struggle is nasty, messy with real casualties. It will cost some their lives, their possessions and some their liberty. We need to say to those that are coming after us, this life is not for the weak, for the spineless, it is not for those who seek comfort. It is a life that demands all you have, sometimes it may include your life. It is not a choice you get to make it is what is demanded of you by Christ.

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About Ruben

I am the owner of a custom furniture shop in Orlando, Florida. I had a heart attack back in 2010. As a result of complications from the heart attack I almost died . The road to recovery took about eighteen months and even now I still have issues to deal with. As a result of almost dying many things have changed. Most notably my concept of time. By that I mean that I am acutely aware of my mortality, not morbidly but realistically. Before the heart attack I thought I would make it to 70's, 80'S or as my mother into 90's but now I realize everyday is a gift. I don't take it for granted. That is why I write I have something to say and I want to say it, before I can't say it anymore.
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