"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16
More than a Savior, He's also our Lord. Someone once said, if He's not Lord of all, He's not Lord at all. Precisely, God has given us everything in Christ Jesus, and it is only appropriate to give the whole of ourselves to Him to our benefit. Take the case of traveling for example.


One day when you (being the mark X) woke up, you just found yourself to be at point A heading point B. There isn't much choice in choosing the destination, which is point B, less the different ways of getting to point B. But you are not sure of what's waiting for you beyond point B and certainty you know little of what's before point A, except the remains of the ancient that are still around for you to see. Having known all these, which ways will you choose to travel get to point B? And on what basis is your choice made? Will it be, definitely, the best course of action?


Likewise, when we are born we are already dying, our destination is certain, that is Death. Some people make full use of this life in building their corporate empire, while others are more people oriented. Whatever their values may be, one thing is certain, that Death lies ahead waiting for them all. In life, there exists a multiplicity of complex options in living this life, and usually the basis for the choice is a rather short term framework. It can be called short-sightedness. There's no regards for the time frame that lies before Birth and after Death. At any rate, even if they desire to peek into the mystery of eternity, they would not see more than what God has revealed. In one's limited knowledge, could one possibly choose the best course of action in traveling to point B?

I think we know the answer, evidenced by so many last breaths whining in regrets in our days for us to see. By our human wisdom, we can't tell which is the best course of action. But what if the Divine Wisdom is to make the choice for us? In His infinite knowledge, surely He knows better than us, and thus more appropriate to make the choice for us. It's a better deal at the end of the day. Therefore, letting Jesus be the Captain of the ship we are in, will definitely lead to the best course of action taken.

And if we do regards Him as the Captain, He should has full control, lest there is a conflict in our plans. It's potentially dangerous in the high sea to have two people giving out commands for the ship, especially when it's conflicting. A shipwreck is assured unless the Captain has the full authority in all matters. What's comforting is that this Captain is no ordinary captain, but One who is able to lead us through from point A to point B.

Let those who have ears; hear what I have to say.