What is your biggest problem?
Or I should say, what do you think is your biggest problem? Finances? Relationships? I would like to suggest that the biggest problem for all of us is our sin because of its eternal consequences. No one likes to talk about sin or being a sinner. It’s humbling. And anyway, we want to run our own show.
We Aren’t Running our Own Show
The truth is, we aren’t running our own show. We didn’t make ourselves or the universe we live in. God did. There is a power far, far greater than our own. It’s our sin, our rebellion, that makes us shake our puny fist in the face of Almighty God.
God Keeps on Loving Us
Despite our unlovable selves, God kept on loving. He made a plan for our salvation and He carried it out through His obedient Son, Jesus. “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” That is awesome news.
We have an eternity with Jesus waiting for us if we accept Him as our Savior. There are no citizenship requirements, no particular race or culture that prevents us. All can come for cleansing. As the hymn says, “Just as I Am without One Plea, but that Thy Blood was Shed for me.” The greatest thing we need to do is trust in His marvelous grace. He did it all.
Jesus Paid It All
Jesus’ sacrificial blood solved everything for me. It can wash us all clean if we let it. Each day I wake up, I know my biggest problem has been handled by my Precious Savior. Everything else pales in comparison. I hope that’s true for you as well.
Blessings on your spiritual journey!
Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief
I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!