Living On Fantasy Island

FANTASY ISLAND, Ricardo Montalban, Herve Villechaize, 1978-1984

The younger you are the more you live in a fantasy land. You grow up with dreams of how you picture life will be. Then as you get older and older true reality sets in. You realize grade school wasn’t that bad after all. That you thought you knew stress, but then you started paying your own bills. Day by day your fairytale life is destroyed. 

Now, I’m not saying that today I’m more miserable than I’ve ever been before. In fact, I’m very happy with my life. But, I do have a very clear honest perspective of this life. I’ve been with many people who literally felt they were dying of a broken heart. I’ve personally said goodbye to many people who I thought God took away way too early. I’ve hurt so deep before over life circumstances that I was sure I must be bleeding inside. 

All this to say that I don’t need anyone to tell me that this life is full of heartache, pain, suffering and sorrow. I also don’t need to be told that only Jesus can give me a peace that remains. A peace that can’t be taken away in this life and will be all I experience in the life to come. It’s so important we all know that some things can’t be found in a pill, bottle, life circumstance or any earthly relationship. I’m happy to say never changing peace can be found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Jesus said, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John16:33)

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