Jesus Christ

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Christ [is] the very essence of all delights and pleasures, the very soul and substance of them. As all the rivers are gathered into the ocean, which is congregation or  meeting-place of all  waters in the world: so Christ is that ocean in which all true delights and pleasures meet. . . .

His excellencies are pure and unmixed; he is a sea of sweetness without one drop of gall.

—John Flavel, The Method of Grace, from Sermon XII.

I met Jesus Christ at Young Life’s Saranac Village at the age of 17.  I had known my entire life that “Jesus died for my sins,” but I had never understood what that meant.  What I decided at Saranac at the age of 17 was that I wanted a relationship with Jesus Christ more than I wanted anything else in this world.  During that week, I made him the center of my life.

I made Jesus the center of my life because I saw in him a level of love, truth and permanence that is unmatched in this world.  Jesus is real, he is good, he loves me and  will forever.

Like John Flavel, I believe that Jesus is the “essence of all delights” and have spent my life helping others, especially young people, see him for who he is and follow him.