It can be hard to be Christian. There are many obstacles in our path. It’s easy to lose our way if we don’t follow the roadmap that we’ve been given.
Christ is the roadmap to God.
Everyone is invited to have a relationship with Christ. Christianity is not an exclusive religion. God is not exclusive to a chosen few.
We are promised that if we seek a relationship with Christ, we will find it. And through Christ, we will have a relationship with God.
A meaningful relationship with Christ requires that we love others and give of ourselves. It requires that we obey God’s will in order to find our way to Him.
Even Dorothy had to follow a yellow brick road through Oz in order to find her way home. The yellow brick road to God is Christ.
From the very beginning God has been giving us the knowledge we need in order to have a meaningful relationship with Him. He sent us His son, Jesus Christ, to show us the way to Him.
But we are fooling ourselves if we think we can find our way without making God our priority. When we commit more time and energy to human or social media relationships, our social lives, worldly ambitions, material pursuits, and our careers, than to a relationship with Christ, we are lost. If we don’t have enough time for Christ, God is not our priority and we are allowing someone else — or something else — to take God’s place in our heart. For when Christ is our priority, nothing can keep us apart.
And although being a Christian isn’t always easy, neither is it as hard as some would like you to believe.
Like Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers, we all have within us what we need to carry us Home — we have only to ask for a meaningful relationship with Christ and it will be given: “Ask, and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Anyone who seeks, finds. If only you will knock, the door will open.” (Matthew 7:7-8)
Like Dorothy, we are already loved.
God loves us unconditionally. We needn’t earn or deserve it. We don’t need to understand it, just believe.
Dorothy clicked her slippers together three times while saying, “There is no place like home.”
Our three clicks are one each for God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
By inviting Christ into our life, we are already there.