Dear Hope Church Family,
Today, if you know you need a Rescuer, if you know that you are unable to piece back together the fragments of your shattered life, if you have lost heart from cleaning up the messes of your own making, and if you are weary from holding together the appearance of holding it all together, rejoice! Knowing, really knowing, that you need a Savior is the most healthy sign of life there can be, and it is the open door to a life of trusting intimacy with God in prayer. As Dr. John Gerstner reminds us,
“The way to God is wide open. There is nothing standing between the sinner and his God. He has immediate and unimpeded access to the Savior. There is nothing to hinder. No sin can hold him back because God offers justification to the ungodly. Nothing can keep him from Christ but his delusion that he has good works of his own that can satisfy God. All he needs is need. All he needs is nothing. But, alas, sinners cannot part with their “virtues”.
I am so glad that all we need is need. I am so glad that Jesus finds our need irresistible and always meets us at the point of our need with his supply of grace!
Grace and peace,