I’m suffering the severe consequences of a life of sin. I’m an original sinner. I reveled in sin, lived in sin, looked for sin, supported sin. Thank God Jesus released me and made me a new creation!
I read from some wise one that if we encounter someone living in willful rebellion (like I was) to God we are to present the law to them (the gospel is always good, too) If they are broken and bruised and battered they need to hear the gospel.
Someone did that for me this morning. He didn’t even know it. I woke up feeling broken, bruised and battered by my sin. My rebellion has really did me in. My body is on fire with the pain of it, but I opened up my Facebook and Tenth Avenue North posted a wonderful post that there is something beyond our sin and our pain; we are under grace. We are under mercy. It was like living water pouring over the pain and carrying me to a higher place. Grace and mercy soothes the sin- ravaged soul.
Jesus is grace. Jesus is mercy. Hallelujah!
Jesus, You are my Savior. You are my Deliverer. You make me more than who I am because You remake me. In You I am a new creation, old things have gone, new things have come! God, thank You for Your word which makes us new. Empower us to read it because the devil doesn’t want us to. Amen