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The greatest thing in life

Health, wealth, power, love and fame seem to be at the top of many lists for those seeking greatness. Yet many who have attained these very things are bored, unhappy and depressed. If none of these things truly satisfy, what or who can?

A couple falls in love and say they have found the greatest thing in life. Some have won the lottery and became multimillionaires overnight. A few years, later these same people are penniless and suffering from an incurable disease. History tells us of many an actor or actress who rose to fame and for a few brief years fame was the greatest thing. All of these examples point to a short-lived satisfaction.

A short song I’ve learned says that “The greatest thing in life is loving You.” The “you” here is referring to Jesus Christ, the person the songwriter has come to know and love personally. John 15:13 says this,“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus did just that on the cross more than 2,000 years ago and his love still covers us today. It is a forever love, the gift of eternal life, the greatest. Many people in days gone by, as well as in this present day, have and currently do attest to this wonderful love.

How can I possess this greatest gift? You ask. First, you must believe that Jesus died and rose again for your sin. Ask his forgiveness; trust him with your life. Invite him to “take the reins” and he will indeed steer you in the right direction. In addition to eternal life in heaven when you die, he gives you a new life here and now — peace, contentment, joy, wisdom, love and much more. That is why we can say with the songwriter, “The greatest gift in all my life is knowing, loving and serving Jesus Christ.”

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