-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." -John 14:6 NKJV
The following quote is something everyone can relate to: "I had planned a great day for myself, filled with the things I like to do, but when I got out of bed, life happened and my plans changed." Every day, for each of us, life happens—people oversleep, burn the toast, hurt their backs, get emergency phone calls, have flat tires, lose their keys, miss a flight, catch a cold, or experience a thousand-and-one other unexpected things. When we say "life happens," what we really mean is "circumstances happen."
Life as viewed through our circumstances is only one type of reality. A mother may say, "My reality is taking care of the kids." A businessman may say, "My reality is meeting deadlines." Everyday is filled with the reality of the circumstances of life.
However, Jesus said that He is the Life—the Reality. Circumstances happen around us; the life of Jesus happens within us. The reality of Jesus Christ is greater than the reality of our circumstances. It is Jesus' reality ruling in our hearts. Life happens to everyone, but it is His reality that can keep us moving through our circumstances in quietness, in confidence, in righteousness, in peace, in strength, and in joy. When life happens, let Jesus happen in you.
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