It's A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong was right when he sang of trees of green and red roses too. It's a wonderful world when the flowers are in full bloom, the sky is sunny and the warmth blesses us with its touches. Go out into the countryside and our spirits can be lifted as we view the incredible beauty all around us, as we drink in the magnificence of all we see. It could be the hills, the fields, animals, sounds, colours, trees, the beautiful sky contrasted against the rich tapestry of the ground - simply breathtaking. Few would disagree that our world, at its best, can take us beyond mere words in our attempts to describe it.
And yet, a few minutes watching, listening, or reading the latest news tells us that the world is broken. No matter what lift we get from all that we see in God's creation, a broken world, heartbreaking in its reality, can so easily crush our spirits, in spite of the beauty all around us.
"What's wrong with the world?" asked the letter to the newspaper"; "I am" came the reply. With a pithy wisdom, G. K. Chesterton got to the point. He wasn't saying that he was sole cause of all our problems, but that mankind, in general, is the cause - we reap what we sow. Too harsh, surely, look around at all the good that is done. Perhaps, but let your thinking dig deeper, be honest, and you'll see that people are at the heart of almost every woe.
But our biggest problem is not that the world is broken, but that our relationship with God is broken. Our sin, where we reject, or simply ignore what God commands and we do our own thing, has broken everything.
"How can I change?".
You need Jesus, "in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians Chapter 2 verse 3, NIV translation).
You need Jesus, who is "the way, and the truth and the life" (John Chapter 14 verse 6, NIV translation).
You need Jesus, for "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved" (Acts Chapter 4 verse 12, NIV translation).
Jesus is the answer to all our brokenness.
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