Christ—the Passion of Life

“So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed only a few days to him because of the love he had for her.”

— Genesis 29:20

We are all familiar with Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ. But turn the words around, now that we are saved, Christ should be the passion of our lives.

Someone said that one man with a passion is worth a hundred men with an interest. There are a lot of people here who have an interest in religion, but, alas, I am afraid very few who have a passion for Christ. I have had the joy of knowing a few, and they stand out in my mind. They, indeed, are stars that flash through the heavens.

As the Scripture says, “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:3 nkjv). They will not suddenly be eclipsed or fade away. They will shine forever.

Is Christ the passion of your life? Jesus came with a heart full of passion. He said, “As the Father has sent Me, I also send you” (John 20:21 nkjv). So, too, should our hearts beat with a love for Christ.

In Genesis, we read that because Jacob so loved Rachel, the days flew by as he worked for seven years to become her husband. He was a man with a passionate goal, motivated by love.

Who or what are you passionately in love with? What do you long for and love to do?

My Savior and Lord, give me a new passion, a deeper love for You. If ever my love for You grows cold or old, bring me back to the cross and show me anew Your love for me. Thank You for loving us first…