As Australian Christians, its time we woke up from our complacency! A lifetime can be measured, but eternity is endless. Yet how we spend that eternity is directly related to what we do here on earth during our lifetime.
Perfect peace cannot be found in anything of this world. No amount of money or possessions can buy it and no variety of drugs can induce it. Perfect peace can only be found through our God who so much wants us to come to Him in our search. In this world our trust in other humans is constantly leading us up dry gullies. Greed and sex have become our Gods and the major concern of many individuals is only for themselves.
Our life is slowly eroding away and yet we keep finding excuses to keep busy. It is as if we are frightened of what might happen to us if we were to stop and ask ourselves what our life here in Australia is really all about.
We need to cast off the apathy that abounds in this sun-drenched country of ours and realise that as Christians we all have a responsibility to take the Gospel to others. We often feel uncomfortable, and may even find it embarrassing talking about our Faith, because it is not seen as the ‘Australian thing to do’.
Yet our mission field needs to start at home here in Australia where many of those with whom we mix don’t know or don’t care about the Jesus who loves us all.
We must wake up from our lethargic approach to life now, before it’s too late. We know we will have to account for our actions at the final judgement and there will be no one to blame for our apathy but ourselves.
It is time to cast off the apathy that abounds in this sun-drenched country of ours and allow ourselves to find peace with our God who loves us. We have been graced by being given this land of Australia, yet we shy away from recognising and accepting in our lives the God who gave it all to us.
Let us start using the gifts God has so generously given each of us in whatever way we can to take the Gospel message to others. This way we can become responsible Christians and ensure that future generations of Australians will learn and benefit from our actions.
It’s time to accept the challenge of being God’s children.