Sunday, September 13, 2009

You're never too old...

Today our pastor preached on the forbearance of God. Romans 3:23-25 says "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins." To think that in God's divine forbearance he passed over our sins not giving us what we deserved the second we sinned. It was a strong message on giving our life to Christ. During the invitation many came forward to receive Christ as Lord and Savior. But among those was a 96 year old lady walking down the aisle with assistance from her friend and her walker. Pastor Johnny asked her "why are you coming forward?" She answered "I want to give my life to Jesus!" Wow! 96 years old! No one is ever to old to see their need for Christ. Praise God! And to think of the divine forbearance God passed over this sweet lady all those years. Today she received by faith God's gift of grace to spend eternity with Him. This story and the message was just too good not to share.

2 comments:

KB Thomas said...

I LOVE THIS STORY!!!

Rebecca said...

that is amazingly awesome! Love you friend!