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“At the End of Broken dreams”
by Art Sadlier   
October 30th, 2013

Men and women are on a quest, hoping to find something meaningful, seeking to find some satisfaction. People are grasping for something that is real that they can hold onto. Many are filled with hope and are excited about what the future holds for them.

But in the eyes of multitudes of people you can see emptiness and hurt and despair. All they have are hopes that have dissipated and they are left with no light at the end of the tunnel.

Many are haunted by lost relationships and lost loved ones and are enduring unbearable loneliness. Some are suffering from failure and rejection and squandered opportunities that will never come again. Some are facing dreaded diseases like cancer, dementia and countless others. Some are being crushed by old age. Some just do not know how their financial needs will be met.

Multitudes go down one of the many dead end streets in the quest to satisfy the emptiness in their souls.

At the end of life for multitudes there is nothing but broken dreams and the fear of what lies beyond the grave.

My despairing friend, there is hope, it is found in a place that you have either rejected or are unaware of. There is a peace and joy and satisfaction to be found for this life and a hope for the life to come, it is found in Christ and in Christ alone.

Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

Jesus spoke of His purpose and desire for men and women in John 15:11, "These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full."

Our problem is sin, we read in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Our sins have separated us from God and have brought His wrath down upon our heads. We also read in Romans 1:18, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.”

That is the bad news, the good news is found in many scripture passages. “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit” (1 Peter 3:18).

The simple gospel message is that Christ died for your sins and mine. He has paid the price of our sins in full on the cross. If you will come to Christ in simple faith and give up trying to earn your own salvation and trust Him alone He will save you. He will make you His child and heaven will be your eternal home and He will guide and bless your life in the here and now.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

"I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep" (John 10:9-11).

During WW11 a US aircraft ditched in the Pacific Ocean, many of the crew drowned, but five managed to scramble onto a life raft. They drifted for twelve days in the burning sun, their skin was scorched by the sun and their rations were exhausted. Their lips were cracked, their tongues were swollen and they shrank into living skeletons. Two went mad and leaped overboard. Another died quietly in the night and they rolled his body into the sea.

There were two left, when the rescue vessel found the raft only one was alive. The survivor wept as he told the story of his companion’s death. He said, “The night before you found me it rained, the raft caught a pail of fresh water. I tried to give some to my buddy; it would have saved his life. He fought me; he thought I was trying to poison him with sea water.”

My unsaved friend that is a picture of your condition, Christ died to save you and He is earnestly reaching out to you. He is offering you salvation full and free, but you think He is trying to hurt you. You are turning away from the water of life and you will die and go to hell forever. Come to Christ in repentance and faith right now before it is forever too late.

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