Are You Searching for Meaning in Life?


On Monday, 25 October 1999, I was walking on my way home, thinking about what Jesus said would happen to the church before He returns to take His chosen ones to heaven. I became very disturbed at what lies ahead and in my mind I communicated with the Lord concerning my thoughts. I wondered if it would be possible to lay down my life for the Lord if it should be necessary. I answered my own question by thinking that it would be possible only if the Spirit of the Lord enables me to do so.

Within the next few seconds, three aggressive men surrounded me. They took my cellular phone from the pouch that was fixed onto my belt. Two of them were out of my eyesight – probably standing behind me, while the other one, taller and bigger than myself, stood before me. I saw him taking and opening a knife from his pocket and pointing it towards me. It would take only a swift movement from him to drive the blade into my body. As I stared at his hand with the knife, I saw a bloodstain on his hand. The thought came to me that probably they have mugged someone else just before me, and stabbed that person with this same knife. My briefcase was still in my right hand and my purse in my pocket. I drew cash earlier that morning at the ATM.

Something unusual suddenly happened. I personally believe that the Holy Spirit took control over me. I can remember looking up into the man’s eyes standing with the knife. In a calm way the following words were uttered towards him: “In the Name of Jesus, leave me alone…” It was as if he did not hear me well enough and he replied: “Who?” With my left hand I took out the cross that was hanging on my neck below my shirt. I repeated the same words: “In the Name of Jesus, leave me alone…”

I do not have words to tell you exactly what happened next. Those same three guys fled away from me in two different directions as if something was haunting them. When I realized it was the Lord of lords who intervened, I shouted at the top of my voice: “Lord, please save them all … Hallelujah” and some other utterances of praising His name. They kept on running and disappeared around the street corners. This time people were hanging from their apartment windows hearing the noise I made and I had the opportunity to witness about God’s greatness, goodness, love and mercy.

It was as if a new fire was burning inside of me – a fire created by our Lord’s Spirit. I shared with friends about what had happened. Later that evening, I went back to the office because I wanted to share this testimony with my relatives. I got the opportunity to share the gospel again with family, friends and strangers that same evening. While browsing through the Bible the next morning, my eye caught different verses in Scripture of encouragement.

We must remember that the Lord will never leave or forsake us even though we go through hard times in our life. He promised that He would be with His children until the end of the world. Do not be afraid of them that only can kill the body, because our souls and spirits are safe with our Lord. Do not be happy because we have dominion over the evil spirits, but rejoice and be glad for our names are written in the book of life.

How sure are you today that your name is written in the book of life? Are you searching for meaning in life? Jesus said “I am the way the truth and the life.” He did not promise a life without troubles. He asks that one should take up one’s cross and follow Him. He was and is and will always be the leader. He cares about you and me. If you are not sure, have a chat with the Lord. He may change your life forever. He sticks closer than a brother …

Dear Reader - are you at peace with God?  If not, you can be.  Do you know what awaits you when you die?  You can have the assurance from the Holy Spirit that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain.  Either Jesus Christ died for yours sins, or He didn't (He did!).  Are you prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to cover your sins?  We plead with you ... please don't make such a tragic mistake.

To be at peace with God; to make certain heaven will be your home for eternity; to make certain that you are in right-standing with God right now ... please click here to help understand the importance of being reconciled to God.  What you do about being reconciled to God will determine where you will spend eternity, precious one.  Your decision to be reconciled to God is the most important decision you'll ever make in this life. 

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