Rock Top or Rock Bottom

“People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish.” Psalm 49:12

I heard one baseball player testify that he found God when he hit “rock bottom.” A high draft choice, he quickly secured a spot as an everyday player in the big leagues. Unfortunately, life in the fast lane got the best of him and substance abuse and undisciplined living became a pattern he couldn’t break. He testified that he had “one foot in the grave” when he turned to God and found salvation.

Another player, who had a similar path to the big leagues, testified that he found God when he hit “rock top.” He had it all. He was achieving his career goals. He had more money than he could have imagined. He married the girl of his dreams. Everyone loved him and told him how great he was. He had hit “rock top” yet he testified that he still felt empty. He realized that his fame and fortune were fleeting, and he had no peace until he made pace with God.

You may be at rock top or rock bottom, or somewhere in between. Wherever you are, have you experienced the things money can’t buy? Things such as peace, joy, and purpose. These are things that we long for and chase after, but often we look in all the wrong places. The search for peace, joy, and purpose forms a God-shaped hole in each one of us that can only be filled through a right relationship with God, and that can only be found through faith in Jesus Christ.

Jesus wants to give you these things and more. He says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Revelation 3:20). Through fellowship with Him you will experience His peace, joy, and purpose in your life.

Are you at “rock top”? “Rock bottom?” Have you placed your faith in Christ?

Having begun as a guest speaker in 2005, Dan was appointed Interim Pastor in 2008 and has been serving Maple Root Baptist ever since. As a small group leader and Chaplin for the Connecticut Tigers, Dan has a heart for the lost and the God that saves them.

Dan Kinnaman

Pastor, Maple Root Baptist Church