Text: Matthew 8:18-22
Christ came that He might bring us life, and life to the full. He came so that, through faith in Him, we can spend our days declaring the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. Following Jesus sometimes requires hardship and sacrifice, but it is never the less-fulfilling life. It's tempting to put off for tomorrow what should be done today: when we get to high school, after college, when we get married, when the kids are out of the house, etc. Let's not do that - instead of waiting for that opportune time, NOW is the time to engage Christ fully and meaningfully. Jesus didn't come, suffer, die, and rise again so we could live mediocre lives.