What Do I Get?

I read a mime (I think that is what they are calling them now) the other day that said; A man asked a Christian what he had gained by praying to God.  The man replied ‘nothing, but let me tell you what I’ve lost; anger, ego, greed, depression and fear of death.’  I like the thought behind it to an extent.  It didn’t really completely convey what I thought it should.  I think it should have read more like; The man replied ‘that is yet to be seen, but I know what I’ve lost…’  I’ve heard people say that a Christian is crazy because he/she believes life starts after death.  Every time I see that I try to correct it.  We do not believe life starts after death, only that it gets better.  Can I tell you what I’ve gained? Eternal life I know, but what shape will that life take?  I can only imagine, but I do know all happiness comes from him.  If you don’t have Him, then what you have is a pale imitation of happiness.

9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Heb 1:9 (KJV)

13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. John 17:13 (KJV)

11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalms 16:11 (KJV)

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