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God's Saving Grace

 

God’s grace never ceases to amaze me. As Brooke and I were on vacation this past week, we were able to witness two baptisms. One was a ten year old boy. A boy who said he had sinned and wanted to make it right with God. I watched the smile on his face as he raised up from the water, knowing that his sins were forgiven.

   The second baptism was a dear friend of mine from high school. We grew up going to services together. We played football together and did everything together. We were best friends, but he chose a path that I didn’t want to go down. He chose to put God last in his life. It was sad to see such an awesome friend go down a path that God didn’t approve of.

   God’s grace found both of these people. I believe in the power of the Gospel. We are all sinners. Paul writes, “for we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). We have all done things we are not proud of. We have all disappointed God, but is that a reason to turn away from God?

   Many people will say that they have sinned too much to be saved by God. To that I say, “Paul killed Christians, but he was saved. Peter denied Christ, but he was saved. Jonah ran away from God, but he was saved. Rahab was a prostitute, but she was saved.” God doesn’t care about your past, He cares about your soul.

   Some people will say that they don’t deserve to be saved, and so they just continue living a life of sin. I think they’re right. We don’t deserve to be saved. What have we done to deserve God’s grace? Isn’t that the definition of grace? “The free and unmerited favor of God.” We have done nothing to deserve God’s love, but yet He continues to do so.

   God wants you to believe in Him and be saved. God wants you to be baptized for the remission of you sins (Acts 2:38). I saw a ten year old boy realize that he was a sinner. God saved him. I saw a man that had turned his back on God, turn his life around and accept Jesus into his life. I saw God’s saving grace in action and it was amazing.

   What can God do in your life? Have you been saved through the waters of baptism? God wants you to be part of His family. God loves you. Only God can save your soul.

- Kevin