Wednesday, March 16, 2011

In a nutshell... Romans 5

Last Sunday we had a guest speaker at our church for the Missions convention, and something that speaker said gripped me. Dr. James Bradford said this phrase during his message, "The God who created us has also acted to rescue us." Such a simple truth but so awe inspiring it leaves one speechless. This is why I love these next verses from Romans 5 as written in the message.

"18-19Here it is in a nutshell: Just as one person did it wrong and got us in all this trouble with sin and death, another person did it right and got us out of it. But more than just getting us out of trouble, he got us into life! One man said no to God and put many people in the wrong; one man said yes to God and put many in the right.
 20-21All that passing laws against sin did was produce more lawbreakers. But sin didn't, and doesn't, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When it's sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that's the end of it. Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end."

God has set it all right and ready for us to choose to live in him so that we can have everlasting life with Him through Christ Jesus!
Our creator not only created us and left us to fend for ourselves he also set in motion our plan for salvation since the beginning. His love for us surpasses our understanding but he chose to love us even in our weakest state and honored his commitment to us by sending his only son to pay the price for us so that we can be forgiven and invites us into life with him!
Thank you Lord!