The preacher man was having difficulty explaining how wonderful it is to live with Jesus at the center of his life. He was trying hard, but was not getting through to his congregation.
Finally, he threw up his hands and said, “Before I knew Jesus, I lived in chaos. I either felt nothing or I felt confused. Often, I would just swing back and forth between the two. Living that way was wearing me out!”
What I’m trying to say to you people is that now I live in harmony. My life seems to unfold as a pleasing, consistent whole. Sure, like you, I have good times and bad times. There are constant challenges. But I can always get back to that place of peace and harmony with my Lord.
I wouldn’t trade this way of life for anything. Nothing! And I believe that anyone who has come to such a place as this, would not be willing to give it up either, not for anything.
You see, living with Jesus, my life has harmony... coherence. I feel stable and safe. I no longer live a life of discord and incoherence. I don't have to feel confused or numb, not really understanding what is going on.
Thanks be to God, with Jesus at the center of my life, the center holds. Focused on him, no matter what is happening in this world, I’m looking forward to tomorrow, next month, next year. I know God is in control and all things are working together for good. Come join me. The time is short.