he saved us,
not because of righteous things we had done,
but because of his mercy.
He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior,
having been justified by his grace,
we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
In His Love
You’ve kept every promise
not a broken one I find
My heart was safely held
within your arms all this time
I’ve come through dark valleys
and more yet to be
But I did not walk alone
You’ve always walked with me
Though others may have left
or not understood my pain
You comforted and instructed me
in gentleness without shame
Your love is not a prize
that I must strive to win
It is simply who You are
and what we find entering in
The cost for my failure
what is due on my account
fully paid by the Lamb’s Blood
poured upon that sacred mount.
Our family recently watched The Passion again.
It was the second viewing for me and the first for our youngest child.
It’s about Jesus.
I love how the interchange between Jesus and the repentant thief was included in the movie.
It is one of my absolute favorite parts of the Bible.
Each time we have communion, at our small church, I envision the blood pouring out from Christ’s pierced side.
It is this blood that cleanses me and anyone who believes in the saving work of Jesus.
Like the thief, who is now in Paradise with the LORD, my salvation is not dependent on whether I have gone through certain rituals; read certain words; or even been baptized.
I am saved because I have put my trust in what Jesus did to pay the penalty for my sin.
The thief admitted that he was deserving of punishment and death. He acknowledged that Jesus has done no wrong. Then the thief showed his belief and trust in the saving work of the Messiah by asking Jesus to remember him.
It’s all about Jesus.
We are all sinners who need a Savior. Jesus is the only One who saves.
If there was another way to get to heaven,
then why would our Creator have had his Son suffer such agony on our behalf?
Just as we have only one captain of a ship or one president of a country; we have one Creator and one Savior.
Would you trust an unqualified surgeon to remove a cancerous tumor from your body?
I trust the only One who can remove the cancer of sin from my soul – Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.
~ One Creator/One Earth /One God/One Truth/One Savior/ Jesus ~
It is not pleasant to find out about a tumor. Sometimes the truth hurts.
Truth is not any less true just because it is potentially painful.
Truth is true.
It’s up to us to trust in Truth.
Truthful Blessings ~ Wendy