Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lent - Feb 21 - Romans 6:23

M e l o d y   P a r k e r

Wednesday, February 21

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death,

but the free gift of God is

eternal life in Christ Jesus

our Lord.


I think we all agree that we are sinful.  Even the best of us was born with a sinful nature, related to original sin in the garden of Eden. Death is the inevitable consequences of sin; we deserve to die.


But God had a plan for our salvation.  John 3:16 tells us how much God loves us and how far he would go to save us.  Jesus took the punishment (death) that he did not deserve to give us what we did not deserve (redemption).  It is called Grace.








In other words, the price for our redemption was paid by the blood of God’s own son, Jesus Christ.  What can we possibly do to deserve such a gift?  If there were anything we could do to deserve it, it would not be Grace.


“Could my zeal no respite know,

Could my tears forever flow,

All for sin could not atone;

Thou must save and Thou alone”

(from the hymn, “Rock of Ages”)


It is a gift with your name on it.  Do you reject it?  Do you place it on a shelf to open later?


In Christ’s Love,

a gal who opens her gift

and Thanks God! 

Melody Parker

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