Crystallizing moments

We waited two months after our first scare to find the real truth. Isabelle has Leukemia.

The truth crystallized in a moment of faith as we trusted the doctor.

I flirted with the truth for months before making the choice to ask Ashley out. Following that moment of decision everything made sense.

Every week I sweat with a dozen men and women committed to getting healthy. For some, chronic health struggles drove them to make the choice to join the YMCA.

We don’t make decisions by stacking up evidence. We think we do but we don’t. We collect evidence and emotions and then in moments we make decisions of faith. We decide on emotion and like rather than “just the facts.”

I emotionally and truly enjoy Apple products. Apple does not dominate the bleeding edge of development and their products have lost inspiration in recent years. Yet I still love and choose to buy Apple… When I can afford it 🙂

I decide on Apple not just because of evidence but also by faith and emotion.

Journalist Lee Strobel exhausted himself searching for evidence to slam dunk the case against Christ. He failed to debunk Christ but he still faced a jump of faith to believe the message of Jesus. He chose juices and it still required a leap of faith. Even after his entire journey of research.

I think the message of the cross – the gospel of Jesus Christ requires faith to choose. Just like many other areas of life we have to make a leap. I ask myself tonight

“Why not? Why not choose Jesus?”

Life lived imitating his life and obeying his teaching is an extraordinary life.

Forgivness.

Love.

Self-Sacrifice for others.

Purpose.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who so ever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.“ John 3:16

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