“Jesus didn’t just die for nice people to make them even nicer…” Pastor Steve Brown
A friend of mine once said, “I believe there are only two kinds of people in the world, good people and bad people” I replied. “But we don’t believe that at all. We believe we are all bad people but God can forgive us.”
“You’re trying to convert me!” she responded with a smile.
“Oh, yes I am ” I replied
On the night that Jesus was betrayed, the Bible tells us that Jesus took bread and wine and shared it among his disciples. He wasn’t doing that because they had all finally arrived at some kind of Holy perfection. In fact, that very night, Peter would deny him, Thomas would doubt him and everyone of them would run away and hide.
No Jesus gave us the bread and the cup to remember his death – for us- until He returns. No matter how bad the world gets and no matter the violence we face or deception of religious people who murder innocent lives for their God, Jesus love is still greater. God’s forgiveness is still more powerful. The cross of Jesus Christ will always be greater than anything in heaven or earth!
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 KJV
Can God prepare a table in the wilderness? Psalm 78:19
Our friends the squirrels seem to think so!