Who we really are in Christ

by Mike Ratliff

7 Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee. Song of Songs 4:7 (KJV) 

I am no different than any of you. I struggle at times to maintain that all-important eternal focus, that is, to abide in Christ no matter what, to continue to take up my cross and follow my Lord in midst of all-consuming distractions, et cetera. I am preparing to retire. The pressures are enormous both at my current job and also on the home front to get our finances in order so we can “do it.” When the Covid stuff first started I stood up to some professing Christians who panicked and caused others to do so as well as I asked them, “Where is your faith?” Then as we struggled this very day with financial issues and insurance issues and Medicare issues and VA issues it was as if my wife and I were being told by the powers that be that we were no longer worth anything and were being tossed on the ash heap. It was at that moment that I remembered what I told you and everyone else during that time of “Pandemic” issues about about keeping our eyes on Christ and our presence at the throne of grace. This is no different. Aren’t we still our Lord’s? Aren’t we still part of His Kingdom and He will provide for all our needs? Notice I did not say all our desires. Just how does our God see those of us who are His? Continue reading