One of my new favorite shows on HGTV is My Lottery Dream Home. I think most people have at least once or from time to time wondered or dreamed what it would be like to when the Lottery. Its fun to think or imagine what one would do with all that money. For me its the typical pay bills, buy a home, take some trips or vacations. I would also save some, invest and help family and friends and finally I would give most to the church or charity. This is what I dream of when I think of the Lottery. In reality most aren’t sitting on the winning lottery ticker or win the lottery. I think for most the reason this is such so appealing and such a amazing falsity is that most feel or think when the lottery will solve all their problems.
Just as it’s said the the money makes the world go round and is the great motivator. It is also what most think will be end all be all to solving their problems. Often times we see that in our world our culture and people are consumed with the idea of pursing money and things that can be bought with money. People are obsessed with all material things and greed. They think their pursuit of happiness can be achieved through the pursuit of and having money. Which is inserting to me because there is an equal of number of people who give evidence to the reality of having money doesn’t make or equal happiness. There are plenty of people who have more money than they could have ever imagined or dreamed of and are no happier with it then they were without it.
This to me proves one thing that there is no such things in this life as golden ticket that can be both to ensure one’s ultimate happiness in this life. There is no amount of traveling or adventures taken that guarantee one’s ultimate and eternal happiness. There is no amount of money, assets, wealth or material things that can ensure one’s permeant happens in this life. Moreover the fact of the matter is that once we leave this earth we can’t take it with us. There is no amount of work that gives us the golden ticket of happiness. There is no amount of knowledge that can give us endless happiness. There is no amount of good health, fortune, wealth or prosperity that can permanently ensure any of our eternal happiness and joy.
The only true knowledge that ensures our eternal joy is the priceless and precious knowledge of the truth of the message of love in power band of salvation and the good news of hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. It is through Him and Him alone that He is the way to the Father and our salvation. It is only Jesus and Jesus alone we are given the ultimate golden lottery ticket of forgiveness, redemption, mercy, grace, purification, sanctification, and justification. This is truly the ultimate golden lottery ticket that is given and what we have in and through Christ. This is not a two way street and the door doesn’t swing both ways. It is a one way door that lead to salvation that comes form Jesus alone and is our path to the Father. There are no other ways or paths to the Father that we can take.
Don’t sit on your get out of jail free card or the ultimate golden ticket that pays the price of your admission and entrance through the door that opens up to your and our salvation. There is no other lottery ticket in life that can solve all your problems. There is no jackpot on earth that can pay for or buy all that which Christ paid for with His sacrifice on the cross that we may be saved. There is no other ticket that has the ability to give you all you seek in life. It is only the true and ultimate golden ticket of salvation through Jesus Christ that we, our culture and our world can find freedom from sin, forgiveness, mercy, grace, redemption, life enteral, love, hope and true and lasting joy. It is a free gift given to us, our culture and the world through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ may we all accept and go on our new journey of faith in Jesus Christ. For those of us who have started and traveled our own journey of faith and salvation may we continue going forward showing and sharing the true colors (black, red, blue, white, green and yellow) of the message of love, the gospel of good news and hope and of salvation to our culture an world.