I have heard throughout my life people talking about reality. Today it is the catch word of the day. There are reality shows. Why they are popular I will never know and do not want to. I like to look at shows that are genuinely real and have a purpose to them. My favorite is a show about a young couple who are building their life together. Since I started watching, they have had two children and have not tried to hide their difficulties. We look at this world and think that this is all there is. When in reality this world is only temporary. This world will end and disappear. Time is linear. Time has an end to it. Our lives are apart of this. We have an end to our lives on this earth. And there is no amount of money, power or greed that will stop it. Our lives do not depend on whether we have the latest phone, car or house to boast about. We were born with nothing and it is certain that we can’t take anything with us when we die. So, what is the reality going to be when we die? Death is final. But that is when reality begins or I should say that is when reality begins again. Life on this earth is a dress rehearsal for our real life to begin. On this earth is where we prove what God has said about Jesus is true or not. If we prove that God is true and believe, we go home to heaven and live with our Father, God. If we don’t believe, we go to another place, which is quite often refer to life on this earth, hell. The reality is that we must choose one way or the other. We all have a free will and can choose our own destiny. I pray that you choose God’s way and I get to see you in heaven.
Happy Father’s Day.
Throughout the history of man there have been covenants. Covenants have been made between individuals as well as nations. They are made for many reasons. Some are mutual protection or commerce or just to keep the peace. They can be as simple as a wall or as complicated as a garrison of troops. Because of the hostility of man and the uncertainty of life, covenants like NATO were established. Usually there is a stronger member of the covenant. This will guarantee the protection and commerce needed to survive. And if you break the covenant there are consequences. Sometimes it is catastrophic for the small member. When a covenants was made in ancient times, there was always the shedding of blood to seal the deal. Animals were sacrificed as part of the agreement, signifying what will happen to the person who breaks the covenant. Also to make the bond stronger between the 2 parties. Most people don’t understand what happens when they break a covenant. Divorce is the breaking of a covenant. And the consequences to the 2 parties are real and lasting. God made a covenant with man and sealed the deal with the blood of Jesus Christ. Anyone can enter into the covenant. God has opened it up to everyone. Again those that break the covenant with God the consequence is death. But God has made a way back into His good graces by asking for forgiveness. Man is the only one that God gives a second chance too. As it says in the bible in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (KJV). Because of this we have a chance to not only survive but prosper in the covenant of God.