E-votional Plain and Simple
July 24, 2001
" See that no one takes you captive through philosophy, and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ."
- Colossians 2:8 (NRSV)


New age, karma, hocus pocus.  During Christmas time, many participate in gift exchanges.  You pick the package you think might have the best present.  And, because the gift is usually wrapped, your decision is based not on truth, but appearance and superficial reasoning.
Hear the Good News, life is more than guess work.  We are offered the truth, the answers of life through the Good News of Christ.  When looking for answers to life, especially in the midst of anxiety and or a sense of hopelessness, we tend to grab anything that looks or feels like it might lead to success.  Yet, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is unwrapped and there for you and me.  The look and feel of the Gospel might be different from person to person, but the underlying truth is the same for each of us.  Christ has offered to us life and life filled with abundance

Gracious Father, why must we look for the truth in the empty creations of Man?  You have offered to us Christ, a living and very real answer to life.  Not only is Jesus a man of history, but He is in our present, in our presence.  Let us search out His truth for life and turn from the empty.  Thank you Father, for all You have done and all You will continue to do in my life.  Amen.