Matter of Faith: God’s Grace


(7/29/2019)

From: Philip Sorensen
Winona

The psalmist wrote in Psa. 19:9, “The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous all together.”

On July 22, 2015, we lost our son. No parent should have to experience this grief but unfortunately many do. The loss of any child is a grief that a parent never really gets over. Questions such as, “WHY?” and “Were they prepared?” are questions that are not easily answered. We often ask why and God gives us some insights to help us. Isaiah wrote in Isa. 57:1, “Good people perish and godly sometimes die before their time. No one seems to wonder or consider that God may be sparing them evil days ahead.”

When death comes suddenly or unexpectedly we ask, “Were they ready?” and “Where are they now?” Will the Judge of all the earth do what is right? The Psalmist affirms, ABSOLUTELY! Biblical Christianity is the only religion that is not based on the merit system and teaches us that our salvation is rooted in God’s grace. Paul wrote in Eph. 2:8-9, “It is by grace we are saved through faith; salvation is not of works, it is a gift of God.” Paul also spoke of his own flaws and imperfections. He said, “I don’t do things I should and I do things I shouldn’t. I am a wretched man and who will help me?” He concludes that Jesus is the answer. There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 7:14-8:1).

Our son gave his life to Jesus when he was a child and I expect to see him soon, not because of his good deeds, but because of his faith in Jesus Christ. Have you put your faith in Christ alone? He’s reaching out to you with the comfort of his love and forgiveness.

 

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