People today are struggling; Sheep without a shepherd; pilgrims on a journey. Yet the world of marketing, micro-management, self-help, get-rich quickly, psychic and spiritualistic ideologies with waving banners and clicking cash registers, continue to spew forth its merchandise that only creates an enlarging vacuum of nothingness. Such is the life on centre-stage in western culture.
God’s plan is that Jesus Christ be the Ultimate Alternative to this world - that in Him, all men would find fulfillment and purpose. Yet, sadly, many believers have little concept of that incredible truth. We spend so much effort on centre stage competing with the world in trying to win the world for Christ? Maybe we have never considered what it is to abide in Him! Maybe our God is too small!
Louie Gigleo on his DVD “Indescribable”, uses the heavens to describe the greatness of God. In 1977 the Voyager satellite was launched. 13 years later, 6 billion kms from earth, and traveling away from the sun at 63,372 kms per hour, Voyager turned its cameras towards earth and took 60 images of the planets. These 60 images, each of 640,000 pixels, were transmitted back to earth 6,000,000,000 kms away - at the rate of one pixel every five-and-a-half hours! In that final photo, Planet Earth is seen as just a tiny blue dot, described by a scientist as “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” Louie Gigleo said, “When I saw that tiny blue dot . . . I felt very, very small . . . but I also knew I have a God who was very, very big!”
In comparison, imagine the size of man: just an impossible-to-see-minuteness on a speck of dust (our planet) in our solar system - the size of a 10-cent coin, in our sub-division galaxy - the size of the whole North American continent . . . and our galaxy is just one of hundreds of billions of other subdivision galaxies in the known universe. And God created all that by the word of His power!
Today on Planet Earth there are millions of such “impossible-to-see-minute specks”- people searching on centre stage for life and purpose. God has ordained that we live in this time and place, that through us, Jesus may be seen as the Ultimate Alternative. Impossible? Absolutely!
We are not called to stand in the world and be a witness for Christ; we are called to stand in Christ and be a witness to the world. When I “stand in Christ” I am EXHIBIT A of Jesus. We spend much time “talking” and “doing.” Maybe we need to concentrate on “being.”
Louie Gigleo’s comparison of God is mind-blowing. “Lord Jesus, as I stand in You today, by faith I choose You, that through me, You will present Yourself to those I meet as the Ultimate Alternative. Amen!”