Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nothing Before

When my nephew, Michael, was four years old, he asked his mother if he could call me. When we got on the telephone, he began to ask questions:

"Aunt Berta, you can use your one hand, right?"

"No, I can't use my one hand."

"Well, you can use the other hand can't you?"

"No Michael. I can't use my hands."

"Aunt Berta, when God heals you will you ride in my car?"

"Yes Michael. I will."

Then he asked, "Aunt Berta, did you have your accident a long, long time ago when I was a little bitty baby because I don't remember it?"

As I tried to explain to Michael that it happened before he was born, he couldn't understand. You see to him everything started when he was born and there was nothing before.

"Nothing before." It's that way with God. When you repent of your sins, die to self and give your life to Christ you are "born again" and God only sees your new self. Nothing before.

He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us (Psalm 103:10-12).

Jesus died for you that you might have eternal life. Gone are the sins of your past. Your future is

"In Christ Alone."

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