Just recently a powerful memorial was held for Ravi Zacharias who has left this world. He was recognised as the greatest Christian apologetic of our century and has left behind a legacy of incredible depth and marvellous truth which is to be continued into our broken and dark world.
During Covid-19 2020 we have been stricken by the onslaught of a virus gripping every nation and I'm certainly not negating the pain and tragedy that is present. It is an especially dark time.
I am however, so deeply grateful that we have such an awesome God of power and might, love and care, who I am persuaded invites everyone to Himself, the God of Ravi Zacharias, the God of depth and truth. The One who guided Ravi through his life of purpose, love and understanding.
I have to ask myself, am I capable of creating a life with words that count, a life of truth spoken in love?
And am I willing to disrupt the current world's soil of complacency towards Biblical truth?
I can't help thinking of the fleeting time we have in this world, and how we use our short time here. Do we consider the legacy we leave behind? Do we consider the innate wisdom that God has given us all to make our lives and our words count?
But He answered and said,
"It is written, 'Man shall not live from bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" Matt. 4:4.
(The painting above is my take on the New Zealand Maori love story of Hinemoa and Tutanakei to portray a metaphoric picture of God's love response to our darkness.) By Robbie Grangaard.