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Key Verse: Philippians 3:8
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.”
One of the most difficult things in this life is to lose something or someone. Whether its losing your job, your freedom, a marriage, a limb, a friendship, or a loved one to death, the truth of the matter is that no one wants to suffer a loss. These life moments are traumatic, painful, and stop us in our tracks. In fact, this world pandemic we are all living through has affected each of us in at least one of these ways, if not others.
Times like these bring about lots of questions. Why did this happen? How long will this last? What can I do? What happens with this or that? However, one of the best questions we can ask in a moment of loss is, what have I gained in my loss? It’s difficult to see the gain in loss, but if we look to God, He will reveal it to us. If we can see that all God has left us with is our faith and family, then we can understand everything we have gained in our loss.
All throughout the Scriptures we learn that there is glory after every loss. Job lost everything, and God blessed him more than his previous life (Job 42: 12). Paul lost his freedom, but accomplished God’s purpose in establishing the early church. Paul tells us that he was willing to lose it all for the sake of gaining Christ (Phil 3:8). The ultimate loss was when the world lost Jesus, but got back the resurrected Savior of the world. Jesus is our hope. He is our biggest gain in any loss. Gaining a relationship with Jesus surpasses the value of anything we can lose in this world. So as we work though our losses together, and remember His death and resurrection this Easter, let us stand firm in God’s promise that there is Gain in our Loss (Jer. 29:10-11).