And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. Acts 3:2-4.
Cities like Abuja and Lagos in Nigeria are sought after by many. There is daily influx of skilled, unskilled, educated, semi-illiterate and illiterate persons.
The reasons are as one humorously put it; how are you in Lagos or Abuja is better than thank you in a place like Benin City.
In some of these beautiful cities, poverty and penury cohabits with affluence. The only fabric keeping some alive in the cities is chance. This is the concept of relative prosperity.
Living without a Saviour is a hopeless life; temporal and eternal. A Beautiful gate adorning the entrance of a great temple dotted with beggars looking unto religion, society, places and people for survival & help. Disappointment is common on these platforms. This is the reason why many keep moving from one place to another.
Beauty is available in a person; Jesus Christ not in a place, society or religion. It is not achievable, it is receivable. Those looking up to him experience a change of story. Their location notwithstanding, Jesus saves and heals at once. Not just the down trodden and destitute but the comfortable and rich.
Life without Christ is devoid of status and beauty from above. Life starts when Christ is found as the saviour. Salvation beautifies life. He gives access to what money cannot buy; priceless treasure someone to look up to in life and eternity. A beautiful life indeed. Christ is all needed, living would never require something greater. Salvation grants access to a beautiful life that money cannot buy. Welcome to the world of true riches in Christ.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”Acts 4:12.