Good morning and welcome to another day of spreading the Good News of salvation in Christ Jesus! Spring has arrived and one bush outside my window is bursting forth in new leaves and the other appears to be dead. They are not the same species, but being planted beside each other, what would make one die and the other so full of life? When Jesus comes to take us home, the same will be said of people everywhere. One will be taken up to be with Jesus forever, and another who grew up right beside the first will be thrown into the outer darkness. One alive in glory and one dead in darkness, we cannot see the dividing line, but it is there and there is no straddling that fence. There is no such thing as a “good” person without the blood of Jesus Christ. His saving grace is the way to a relationship which never ends. Praise the Lord God, our Abba, for the savior who walked the earth and died in our place so that we might live in his.
God bless you,