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Thought for the Day by Chris Dalton (BH Member)
This past year has added words to my vocabulary of which I may have been previously aware, but have never used. One of these is ‘asymptomatic’. I think it’s the reason why there are still so many people in the unbelievable [to me] position of thinking we’re not in the middle of a pandemic or even that Covid doesn’t exist. I guess it’s also why the disease continues to spread. People are walking around with no symptoms, seemingly well and yet carrying death in their bodies and infecting others.
It got me thinking about a similar position that is held regarding the human condition. We see people leading, on the face of it, good, respectable, responsible lives without any reference to God and there are many who will, for this reason, deny the reality of sin. Sometimes we may struggle to answer the questions about why such people won’t spend eternity with God...but the truth is we are all – outside Christ – carrying the sin disease in our bodies that leads to death. We may seem to be model citizens – asymptomatic – but still carriers!
We now have a plethora of vaccines which are, thankfully, being rolled out to combat/protect against Covid. Thank God for this, it’s great news. The vaccines however, will need to be adjusted or adapted over time to be effective against the variant strains of the virus much as the winter flu jabs have been.
Here’s the most excellent, very, very best news you will ever hear...God’s provision of Jesus to be our Saviour was a once-for-all, totally effective answer to our sin problem. It won’t ever need adjusting or updating and will never, ever be ineffective. Jesus’ death for our sins, His punishment that we deserved, completely dealt with all our sin...past, present and future. We need not fear and we can come to God with confidence in the finished work of the Lord Jesus for us. Paul writes these amazing words,
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1
None, not any, not now, not ever – NO CONDEMNATION.
Phew and yippee!
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