Tuesday, March 25, 2014
AWARENESS ... ATHIRST ... and A SINNER !
The writer Jude says that "the grace of God hath appeared to all men." There is no hint in scripture of a universal salvation, but the way God works in the heart of all humanity is common to all. Every man, woman and even child at some point in life has sensed that feeling of a void in their life. They become aware that something is missing. Where does that nagging feeling come from? None other than that "still small voice " ... the silent working of the Spirit of Christ. If that awareness is not choked out by the cares of life, then that awareness soon develops into a thirst after righteousness. ... ( Matt. 5:6) "Blessed are they, who do hunger and "thirst" after righteousness." Who is the author of all this inter-struggle, none other than the blessed Holy Spirit carrying out the good graces of God. The providential care of merciful God can hear the feeble prayer of a lost sinner. "Lord be merciful to me a sinner." How then can we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?
~ Roy Falls, Founder of The J Frank Norris Historical Society