The Bible calls our Jesus a “door”, a “shepherd”, a “pearl”, “bread”, and many etceteras. Lord Jesus could also be called an alternative. Make that, The Alternative. Better yet, The Great Alternative.
For those tired of living life-minus-Jesus (the unsaved)…. which is a life of death…. which is actually pretty good compared to the everlasting life (death) they are walking into…. there is always The Great Alternative. And we, once being where they now are, can see their alternative very clearly.
When someone preached to us the “pearl of great price” we made a decision to exchange our lowly life for this great treasure. Smart. We regret not choosing The Great Alternative much sooner. And now we ache for their salvation.
Few realize The Great Alternative is also an alternative for christians. That’s you and me. That’s him and her. That’s them and us.
The Great Alternative did not cease being The Great Alternative when we became “born of the Spirit”. Oh no. Lord Jesus is always offering an alternative to the life we have, even those who have it pretty good.
We won’t get far, won’t do much, will never fulfill our calling, bear abundant fruit unless we embrace The Great Alternative again. And again. And again. And again.
There is always an again because there is always more. Lord Jesus will always take us deeper into Himself. What the Lord needs is our okay.
The Great Alternative isn’t going anywhere. Jesus will always be there beckoning us into that higher life into who He is. But you must let go of the life you have.
A herd mentality will do you dirt. The ‘herd’ consistently slights The Great Alternative. Their lord is ‘the way it is’, and cannot (cannot!) be your “first love”.
Consider: You are, in this here-and-now, by the choices you make, determining your eternal wealth.
Will you make the exchange?
Will you add eternal riches to eternal riches?
Will you choose The Great Alternative once more?