Un9ted Devotional: Need by Emily

In my senior year, one of our English projects was to write a sermonette. These sermons, about 2-3 pages, were spoken in class then collected into a devotional book. As getting ideas for blogging constantly is difficult, I decided to go through this devotional and write a post about some of the ideas that come up in each of them, with some of my input added.

Emily starts off with 2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

She then quickly talks about Christian kids who have nothing. Kids without parents, love, food, shelter, education, etc, while Emily has all of these things. She realizes that in the day of judgement, everyone will lack all temporal things. The same God promises us the same joy. “Just as they will not bring their poverty into Heaven, I will not bring the abundance that I have into eternity, therefore, none of it matters.” The real thing that we need is Jesus Christ, and those kids know it. She goes on to say that we as western Christians deceive ourselves when we say that we have more, because in reality it doesn’t matter. I say that it will soon return to nothing, so this “something” is eternally “nothing”. Emily continues to look at how Christianity is about how the thing we have is the thing we need, and that is Christ. This is the only thing that will last forever, so it is truly the only thing we can have, in a true eternal sense of the word.

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