A few months back, an elderly woman in our congregation came up to me after of our Sunday meeting. She had tears in her eyes as she thanked me for the sermon, which had been about the darkness that surrounded Jesus at the cross. It wasn’t a great sermon, but it was a great subject.
Something this older saint said blew me away. She said, “Thank you for that sermon. I am so glad that I learned that about Jesus before I died.”
Who talks like that? Who has such affection for Jesus that their greatest joy in life is to know him just a little better before their time is up?
We make being a Christian about so many things, and perhaps they all have their place. But it’s so easy to lose sight of the most basic principles: he loved us and we love him.
Though you have not seen him, you love him. -- 1 Peter 1:8