The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

The fact that Jesus comes to you is simple but profound. How did Jesus come to you in your life? Were you a child, a teenager, or an adult? A friend was a truck driver who knew about Jesus but was not yet a believer until one day, he was at a truck stop a thousand miles from home. At the truck stop, a fellow trucker he did not know started a conversation with him and led him to faith.

The Holy Spirit worked through a stranger to come to my friend; his life has never been the same. The Bible has the repeated theme of God coming to humankind. Our God is one of intervention, with the Lord always making the first move. The Lord prepares our hearts like a gardener preparing the soil for seeds. 1 Corinthians 3:7It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.[1]

Jesus Came to the People

Isaiah had prophesied 700 years earlier. Isaiah 62:11 Tell the people of Israel, ‘Look, your Savior is coming.[2] Jesus fulfilled this as He rode into Jerusalem.

Like lost sheep, we can’t find our way back and need a shepherd to rescue us. The Shepherd must come to us. Jesus tells us in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” [3]

When Adam and Eve sinned, they did not come to the Lord, but He went to them. When Jesus comes to us, it is with compassion, love, and His desire to draw us to Himself. Often when we become lost and desperate, our hearts become open to the work of the Holy Spirit. A friend was involved in drugs before he became a believer, and as he lay near death, the Lord came to him miraculously. In desperation, my friend asked Jesus to be his Savior and began his journey to recovery and living the life the Lord had for him.

Jesus Comes to You to Change Your Life

The Lord not only comes to us, but as we place our faith in Him, He begins to restore us and set us on a new path. Paul writes about how the Lord begins to transform us. Ephesians 4:22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. [4]

In many ways, our former life is like an old building needing remodeling. As the Lord remodels our hearts, He transforms us into the person He wants us to be, fulfilling His plan and purpose for our life. Praise the Lord. He seeks after us and transforms our hearts!

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[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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