Monday, March 9, 2009

Is the Light on?

How can you believe that all the things Jesus did are really true? I mean, really, how can you believe He walked on water, and that He healed a bunch of people, and knew exactly what to say to confound the Jewish leaders, and all the rest of what the Bible talks about?

What about the Old Testament? How can you believe that God created the entire universe in 6 days, the whole Red Sea incident, the story of David and Goliath, Joseph and the famine and the list goes on and on? How do you believe that?

It is only by God's grace that any are able to see, hear, believe and understand His Word and have our hearts taken from stone to flesh. What grace bestowed on His children, deserving His wrath, yet receiving His illumination.

We must be a thankful people, always praising God for the blessing of salvation. Were it not for grace we would be blinded to the truths of the Gospel and destined to perish for eternity in Hell, separated from God. When others have not received this glorious gift we must remember that it is not our working or great wisdom that allows us entrance into His family, but His grace alone.

Matt. 16:17 And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
Matt. 13:11-17

Thanks be to God for His unspeakable Gift!!

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