Cross thoughts: Christian ideas seen in every day Sudanese life.
There is so much building development going on in Khartoum it is impossible to miss it. Homes, schools, churches, mosques, hospitals, factories, hotels and more, are all being built.
Foundations are the key to success for any building. A solid and secure foundation, one that will never move, is essential for building to succeed.
It is also true our own lives need to be developed on good principles. Society may give us traditions to follow. Television from other parts of the world may suggest different things for us to try. But there is only one best way.
Knowing Jesus Christ gives us the foundation for living to please God.
Jesus’ birth was an expression of God’s love to the world. For a little while God lived among humanity in a way that showed people how he could best be understood.
Jesus’ life was a life of obedience to a higher, heavenly will. God the Son chose against his human will. He only did things that pleased God the Father.
Jesus death was God’s self-sacrifice for the forgiveness of all people. His perfect sacrifice made atonement for all of the sins, of all of the sinners, from all times.
Since Jesus lived, died and rose we can be forgiven. Here and now.
“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ”, 1 Corinthians 3:11.