To the cross.
To the resurrection.
"For everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.”
Romans 10:13 NLT
Surrendering your life is no easy task. In our western culture we glamorize the independent lifestyle and at times despise any sort of dependency on anything other than ourselves. In 1967, Paul Anka heard a song while vacationing in France and knew it was a hit immediately. He negotiated for the rights and re-wrote it for Frank Sinatra. "My Way" was born. The lyrics of "My Way" tell the story of a man who, having grown old, reflecting on his life as death approaches. He is dealing with his mortality and takes responsibility for how he dealt with all the challenges of life. Doing things, "My way."
As we walk on our journey in life we all have to come face to face with our own mortality. Jesus did. You will. I will. What will be said about our lives? That we followed the "my way" creed? Or that we surrendered our lives to something greater, bigger.
Christ came, lived and died among us so we would not have to face the world all alone. Nails drove through his hands and feet to save us from "us." Because even on our best days, we are still full of our own selfishness. But, as we surrender under the name of Jesus, it's a new day. Because of Christ's sacrificial journey, our lives are impacted...Forever. When we call on His name, instead of our own, we are freed. We are saved. We are...changed.
Have you called on the name of the Lord? Because that name means is so much more than just a name. In that name is the key to life. Eternal life. All who call on His name will be saved.