The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted. - Psalm 18:46
The God of my salvation. Praise the Lord! I've been thinking a lot about salvation lately. Maybe it's because of all the natural disasters that have rocked our world recently. Maybe it's because of the other signs of the times that remind me that Jesus' return is imminent. I don't know what it is, but salvation has definitely been on my mind.
Perhaps that's why our pastor's sermon on Sunday morning took a different turn in my brain. He was speaking on the raising of the dead son of the widow of Nain found in Luke 7. During the message, the pastor mentioned how Jesus raised Jairus' daughter from the dead on her deathbed. Then, Jesus raised this boy during the funeral procession. Later, He raised Lazarus after he had been dead and buried four days. The point our pastor was making was that nothing is too hard for God, and there's no such thing as "too dead."
The message struck a chord with me, but rather than thinking of physical death, I was thinking of those who are dead in trespasses and sins. Yes, the Bible says that if we're not saved, we're the walking dead. But as I listened to the message Sunday morning, I was reminded of a glorious truth. There's no such thing as "too dead" for the Lord to save. No one is too far gone. No matter how stubborn or sinful they may be, God can save anybody, anywhere, anytime. He is the God of our salvation, and He has rightfully earned that title.
If you have not asked Jesus to be your Savior, I plead with you to do so today before it's too late. If you don't know God, you have no idea what it's like to truly live. You may think you're living it up, but until you've experienced life in Christ, you ain't seen nothing! Jesus is life. He is peace. He is the answer to every question and the solution to every problem. You need Him, and He wants you. Ask Him into your heart, to forgive you of your sins and to cleanse you from your unrighteousness. Invite Him to be the Lord of your life. He won't turn you away. No matter who you are or what you've done, He is mighty to save. Give Him the chance to prove it.
For those of you who are saved, perhaps there's someone in your life for whose salvation you've been praying. Don't give up on them. God longs to see them saved even more than you do. Keep praying. Show God you mean business. And prove to that someone just how much you love them. They are not "too dead" to be made alive by the power of Christ. Do your part and trust God to do His.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. - Zephaniah 3:17