Life doesn’t come to us as a math problem to be solved, but scene by scene. Life unfolds like a drama. Sometimes it seems like a tragedy. Sometimes like a comedy. Most of it feels like a soap opera (Eldredge, Epic: The Story God Is Telling and the Role That Is Yours to Play). However life comes to you, written on your heart is a longing for “happily ever after,” a desire for, in the words of Eldredge, The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God G. K. Chesterton called it “the divine discontent.” There has to be something more. Maybe you have tasted or are tasting a little bit of Eden in your earth-bound story. But can I honestly share with you that you cannot hang on to it. Age will eventually conquer you. Your time will come to an end. Sooner or later life will break your heart. And then what? It’s only in Christ that we have “happily ever after.” What you have to understand about Jesus is that even after generations of people had spit in his face and His chosen people stripped him naked and ripped his incarnated flesh from His body, He still loved them enough to die for such sick broken people. And even today, after billions have chosen to prostitute themselves before the pimps of power, fame, and wealth, he still loves. Only God could love like that. Some of you have never known that kind of love. This is our true destiny. It’s a love story big enough to live in for the rest of your life. Why don’t you give in to the relentless pursuit of God’s love? God has been working your tangled script for a long time, cutting and pasting, adding and deleting. He wants to write many more chapters. Let Jesus tell you who you are and what He intends to do in your life. The first move back from ruin starts with forgiveness. It takes Christ diving into your mess and while Christ has already done that, He can only do it personally for you, when you say “Yes.” Outside of Christ, you are a spiritual corpse. In Him, you are raised to a new life. The solution to depravity and sin is not more government, more education, more religion. You need raised from the dead. Your job isn’t to get up off the table – corpses can’t do that. Your job is simply to admit “I’m dead and need somebody to raise me.” From that moment, restoration begins in the human heart – to change it and make it like Jesus.