There were three friends who were so close you would think they were one.
They went everywhere together. They spent their childhood together, and they went through school together. There was nothing that they would not do for each other. When they graduated from college they even got a job at the same place. Life was great, and they were doing well financially. Then the big break came along, and the one said, “What a great opportunity for me.” The other one said, “This can only be done by myself.” And the third one said, “I don’t need anyone’s help.” Years went by and they got older, and people began to see the three of them in a different light. People could see just how selfish they had become. They became arrogant and prideful, looking down on others. One day they saw a man going through the garbage and they laughed at him, and continued to walk by. The one said, “No one ever helped me.” The other one said, “The way in life was made by myself.” And the other said, “ I have what I have, because I made it.”
But one day the three friends realized that things were missing in their lives. All these years they thought life was good, but now it seems as though they have become angry and mean and selfish. They tried drinking their way to happiness and that only lasted for a while. Then they had to try something different, so they did drugs and of course, they went from low level drugs to stronger drugs, to get a higher level of satisfaction. Between the drugs and the alcohol they began to lose their edge on life, till they found themselves without a friend or a job or any prestige. They became miserable and they hated each other. They wanted to commit suicide. They found themselves living on the street and begging for food. Until one day a man approached them and said , “You know, I used to be like you. But one day a person took time for me, and gave me a helping hand, and told me about Someone who loved me, just the way I was, and He would never leave me. He said to me, “A man who has friends must be a friend, but there is a friend who stays nearer than a brother,” Proverbs 18:24.
This man told me, “Keep your lives free from the love of money. Be happy with what you have. God has said, “I will never leave you or let you be alone,” Hebrews 13:5.
He also said to me that He died for me so that I may live. I thought why would anyone want to die for me? And he said, “Because He loves you.”
“He died so we would no longer live for ourselves”, 2 Corinthians 5:15.
The man went on to say, “And I listened to Him, and it turned my whole life around, because I too, had the same three friends, Me, Myself, and I, and I lived for all three, till I hated myself, and I too, tried to ignore who I was.” We asked, “Who is this that you have been speaking about? Let us know so we too, can turn our lives around.”
The man said, “ His name is Jesus the Messiah.” The man I spoke of gave me a Bible, and I could not put it down because its words turned my whole life around.
You do not need to despair for you too, can do the same.
“ For the truth will set you free and you shall for sure be free,” John 8:32.
Today, you too can have purpose and meaning to your life. You too, can be free and no longer a slave to your desires which only will lead you down a road of despair. Today turn your life over to the one who truly loves you and follow Him and He will lead you on the path that leads to life, eternal life. Today, begin to speak with the One who loves you and who died for you so that you no longer need to be a slave to your addictions, your fears, your anxieties, your failures and all that haunts you and begin living a life that you were meant to live with your Creator.
Today, if you are going through a crisis, go to the “First Aid Kit” on this website, also contact us and we will begin praying for you.