Monday, November 15, 2010
A New Day
. . . the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me —Galatians 2:20
Praise God! He did not give up on me.
And Praise God! His faithful children prayed for me.
And again Praise God! I can commit my loved ones to Him and together we pray for God's work to be done.
My pastor said that many will prefer to be able to buy a ticket into heaven. He suggested perhaps $500 per soul, and many will rush to get one. An insurance into heaven, if it exists...if there's life after this one.
I am thankful Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. I am grateful salvation is a gift from God, through no works of my own but by the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. I am blessed to be forgiven of all my sins.
I cannot afford $500. I would not know how to keep my ticket so as not to lose it. I would never stop wondering if I've been tricked. And, how would I really know that the ticket does not have an expiration date.
I would rather rest in the assurance of His Word, His Work and His everlasting love. The psalmist said, "His love endures forever." Besides, so many before me have given their lives for the church. A song Steve Green sang said, "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church." Praise God there is proof that the "ticket" I have is perfect!
Send me your prayer request. I will pray.
Sinner saved by grace,