Many of us have heard of Ravi Zacharias’ passing this week.
His writing, speaking and lecture tours have been incredible sources of encouragement and insight for those who choose to hear.
Our regard for Ravi was not just in his teaching, but in his purpose to shine light on Jesus who called Ravi to the earthly impact we have had the privilege to appreciate.
Although few in this life have the wide scope of impact like a Ravi Zacharias, if we say we follow Jesus, there is an impact we are privileged to engage. If we discount the role God has for us because it does not look like Ravi’s, then we may miss the fact that the same God who worked in Ravi, is ready to work through us too.
I’d encourage you to consider how Ravi’s life and ministry has pointed you to Jesus. I’d also encourage you to allow Jesus to care for the scale of the impact of your life, and to pay closest attention to the depth of your journey with Jesus.
A large number of recorded moments of Ravi’s messages and Q&A sessions widely available on YouTube. Be sure to take a few moments and explore. His responses often need to be mulled over for more than just a passing listen.
Here are a few nuggets for you to consider today:
“I think the reason we sometimes have the false sense that God is so far away is because that is where we have put him. We have kept him at a distance, and then when we are in need and call on him in prayer, we wonder where he is. He is exactly where we left him.”
“One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. …works have a place–but as a demonstration of having received God’s forgiveness, not as a badge of merit of having earned it.”
“Unless I understand the Cross, I cannot understand why my commitment to what is right must take precedence over what I prefer.”
“Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing.”
“One often sees a call only in retrospect. This too is God’s design. God often reinforces our faith after we trust him, not before.”
Thanks Ravi for a life that pointed us and others to Jesus. May the same be said of us.