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Barcelona 4 024


There are many that feel like this everyday. Their lives seem to be filled with foreboding, difficulties, and misfortune. Their point of view is that life holds very little for them. The past is full of things they would rather forget and the future looks very bleak. The situation in the world around them leads to despair rather than hope. They are down and only look downwards.

When learning to ride a motorbike I was told that I will end up where I am looking, so look where you want to go. If you are always looking downward, you will certainly go downwards. Negativity breeds negativity.

It is certainly true that where ever you are on a long spiralling staircase a change of direction, an about turn, leads to a completely different perspective. Your now facing upwards and the spiral is upwards. How does one achieve such a radical change in life. It is obviously not as easy as an about turn on a staircase, or is it?

Here are some verses from John’s Gospel Chapter 8,

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

We need Light that we shall not walk in darkness.

We need Truth that we shall not walk in lies.

We need Freedom that we shall not walk in bondage.

The Gospel brings hope, because it brings us to Jesus, the Way the Truth and the Life.

He is the Light of Life and if we walk in His way we shall not have to walk alone in the darkness of our despair, it shall be blown away by the Light of Life and we shall walk with Him.

He is the Truth if we walk with Him we shall not have to live in the lies that surround us, the negativity that fills our minds, we will be blown away by the Fullness of the Truth that is in Him.

He sets us Free and if we walk in Him we shall not be in bondage to our sins and the desperation of our minds, we shall be Free indeed.

Satan takes us down to the Pit of Hell, the place of despair.  While Jesus Christ takes us up to Heaven, the place of Glory.

What is your relationship to Jesus Christ, it has a fundamental bearing on your direction in life and your future in eternity?

© Jeff Maxwell 2011

photo. Jeff Maxwell “Stairs in one of the towers of Gaudi cathedral Barcelona”


One Response

  1. Looking at my picture again , ( overexposed because of the flash where I was), it’s an illustration of the LIght and Liberty above and the Darkness where the LIGHT does not penetrate below as well as spiralling downwards.



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