Almost 50 years ago a very rebellious little girl was convinced that everything people told her about Jesus Christ was a lie, but I came to know that Christ is not a lie, a fable, or a fantasy. When my relationship with Him was new there was one old hymn that meant everything to me. It was not, “Jesus loves me,” but rather, “I serve a risen Savior.” Now, more than ever, in a world that mocks His existence, this beautiful hymn holds a very special meaning to me.
I serve a risen Savior
He’s in the world today.
I know that He is living,
Whatever men may say,
I see His hand of mercy;
I hear His voice of cheer;
And just the time I need Him
He’s always near
He lives. He lives. Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives. He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.
It isn’t easy for someone who has never met Christ to understand the reality of Christ. It isn’t easy for a Christian to help others understand. Every Christian makes mistakes in their walk with Christ, and every Christian makes mistakes in dealing with other people, Christian or not. Every relationship with Christ is unique and special. I’ve learned a few things along the way that I hope might help others, and I offer them now, not from the stance of some saint that believes she should be imitated, but rather as a sinner who hopes you can avoid my mistakes, share my joys, and most of all, learn to trust the love of Christ.