For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. Luke 9:24
The Miami Heat basketball players cried after losing a very close game.
Many, yes like millions, cried when recession hit the US economy resulting to losing jobs, homes and livelihood.
My mother and all her children cried when we lost our father. We all cried when we lost our mother.
We were devastated when I lost my good job, I got laid off from my job.
My daughter Praise cried when she thought she had lost a stone she believed came from her late grandmother.
People cried as they lose their houses, homes being washed away in lahar, during the Pinatubo eruption.
When people lose someone, people feel abandoned. When people lose something, people feel helpless.
Jesus tells us otherwise. Save your life, you will lose it. Lose it for him, you will save it. As long as we go after his heart, every losing will be gaining. When we give our lives to him, we receive his life in abundance and grace. Losing won’t be painful, it will be fruitful.
Lose your pride, gain humility.
Lose self-centered living, gain selflessness.
Lose a good job, gain God’s best plan.
Lose a loved one to death, gain love and concern for the living.
Lose your house, gain shelter in God and support and prayer from family and friends.
Lose your individualistic mentality, gain community.
Lose the world, gain the Lord.
We will cry no more. With Jesus, losing is gaining.