Friday, June 05, 2009

DO you Realize?

May this quote that Ray Ortlund posted be an encouragement to you this weekend!
"Were you a likely candidate for salvation? Yet didn't God save you? And while he may have used some human instrument, don't you see that he would have saved you with or without any instrument? And haven't you seen other 'impossible' brothers and sisters delivered likewise by the incredible power of the invisible God?

Do you realize from whence you came? You were in the grip of hell. Demons had wrapped their chains about you. The god of this world had blinded your understanding. Yet God struck off your chains and the face of Christ illumined your soul. The damned around you are no more damned than you were, their chains no thicker, their darkness no deeper. Nor is the power of Christ to save them one whit less."

John White, The Golden Cow, pages 151-152.

1 comment:

Christopher Lake said...

Wow! These are very encouraging words indeed, both for the cultivation of humility in my own life and as I share the Gospel with others.

I was lost as lost could be when Christ "found" (saved) me--a very unlikely candidate for salvation. Yet He saved me. In that light, I can share the Gospel with confidence, knowing that He has planned to save other equally "unlikely" candidates for salvation!