Last Sunday morning, I arrived at Ridgeway, grabbed a bulletin and scanned the front page in order to remind myself what I had written. Immediately, I realised that there was a glaring error as soon as the second word. That’s right. I had not even managed a sentence, never mind a paragraph or a page, before I managed to drop a clanger. Now, I don’t include this confession by way of apology, nor correction. Rather, I am seeking to highlight my own fallibility and indeed yours!
Imagine then for a moment, if your own standing before God was solely dependent upon your own ability, effort, goodness or rightness. Imagine if that were so, it would be only logical that you would be responsible to pay the penalty for your every moral failing, whether unconscious or intentional. Praise God then for the Gospel, because the good news is….we don’t.
I leave you then to meditate on and to delight in this wonderful verse, written by the Apostle Paul nearly two-thousand years ago: Paul says “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering of our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ” (2 Co 5:21)
I encourage you then this week to live a life that flows out of thankfulness and seeks to honour all that we are and all that we receive in and through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Yours and His, Gareth