Devotional for Sunday Jun 16, 2013:
Needed: One Great Savior
All have sinned and are not good enough
for God’s glory, and all need to be made right
with God by his grace, which is a free gift.
The supreme force in salvation is God’s grace. Not our works. Not our talents. Not our feelings. Not our strength.
Salvation is God’s sudden, calming presence during the stormy seas of our lives. We hear his voice; we take the step.
We, like Paul, are aware of two things: We are great sinners and we need a great savior.
We, like Peter, are aware of two facts: We are going down and God is standing up. So we… leave behind the Titanic of self-righteousness and stand on the solid path of God’s grace.
And, surprisingly, we are able to walk on water. Death is disarmed. Failures are forgivable. Life has real purpose. And God is not only within sight, he is within reach.
In the Eye of the Storm