Do we even need a saviour?
Life in the Sutherland Shire is easy; it’s safe, secure and comfortable. Recent studies have even placed the Shire as the second most liveable place in Australia. But if anything, this year has shown life to be hard, insecure, uncomfortable. It’s shown us pain and death, sickness and heartache.
While we certainly have seen the best of people as they show kindness and generosity, for every positive act there’s undoubtably been a few negatives to bring us right back down – and we haven’t even had the worst of it here.
Selfishness, deceit, weakness, arrogance, helplessness are all around us and plain for everyone to see. As horrible and unsettling and devastating as COVID is and has been – sin is far worse. We’ve seen the destructiveness of sin. It’s always been there; this year has just helped uncover it.
But it’s not just out there. The sinfulness we see in others is just as much an issue for us, as we selfishly live for our own safety and security, ignoring God as our creator and ruler.
No matter how safe and secure we make ourselves feel, our hearts are still turned away from God. It is this – our failure to recognise God – that means we need a Saviour.
“Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
Jesus Christ, born for us. The Son of God willingly stepped down into our place, so he could save us. The judgment and destruction we deserve was taken on by Jesus as our Saviour in our place so that we can be safe and secure for eternity with God.
So, do you recognise that you need saving, and will you call upon Jesus as your Saviour?