Last weekend I was in Vancouver, downtown, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. All was quiet. No crowds of 150,000 people partying in the streets. No flags flying. No athletes. No media. Nothing. One week after the close of the Olympics it was as if it had never taken place. It is incredible how one day you can’t move in the streets because of the throngs of celebrating people, and the next day life is back to normal. All that was left was a memory. Life happens, time passes, people move on, there is more excitement somewhere else. Things in life can be so fleeting, even huge events. They hardly leave a mark.
Some people’s Christian experience is the same. There is a flash of excitement about Christianity, lots of emotional energy, but all soon fades away and the person moves on to something else. But others have a different experience. They don’t get excited about Christianity, they get excited about Jesus, they actually get to know Him, they ask Jesus to come into their life and live there, forever. They make peace with the creator of the universe. That person’s life is changed forever. Nothing ever goes back to the way it was before. All becomes new. The party with Jesus goes on forever. Olympics come and go. I am so thankful that the one constant in my life is the abiding presence of Jesus Christ.