Saved by Grace
It has been so long since my last Blessings for Today issue. My wife and I have started traveling again and we just got home 3 weeks ago.
A lot of things to fix around the house, vegetable garden to weed etc. I had two loads of rubbish to take to the dump recently. And because Holy Week was just around the corner, I had to prepare a few sermons too, which was my greatest joy to do, loving it to the full in spite of my ‘sunset years.’
How is everybody these days? Generally, Covid-19 is nearly extinguished in the fiery furnace, so I thought until I heard of some who had it but hoping that it will not be in the air anymore and contaminate people. We can travel again! That is a big bonus for retired people! Rejoice and be glad-life is precious and beautiful.
Even old folks can enjoy life before they cross the river. On the other side of the river there is a better life-life beyond the grave. Death is not the end and not a tragedy, but a transformation to a higher level of life, service and worship to God. That is why the apostle Paul said: “For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Philippians1:21).
Jesus was sacrificed on the cross for our sins, but He did not stay there, he was buried, and on the third day He rose again from the grave. Because He live believers shall live also. Jesus said…, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)
I just hope that this Holy Week past and for our Greek brethren, this weekend, many people would have reflected upon their relationship with the living Christ. Romans 10:9-10 says, If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
It is all by grace. God bless you all and have a blessed day!