And You

This morning I stand amazed as I sit on the balcony taking in the beauty of God’s creation.  I hear the gentle water running down the stream and I take in the fresh air.  I look across the stream and I see nothing but trees and mountains.  All is quiet and beautiful in God’s creation.  However I am suddenly jolted to reality as I hear a dog bark and I see a person walking in God’s creation.  Then I am reminded, “It was and is humanity that corrupts God’s creation.

“And you, were dead in your trespasses and sins, following the course of this world,” Ephesians 2:1.  God reminded me that I cannot point the finger at Adam (Genesis 3) or anyone around me.  I am (And You) a sinner and because of my sin the wrath of God is upon me and upon creation.

As we minister to the Romanian people it is clear that this people are facing the results of living in a fallen world, however for most of them they do not understand or even know they are under wrath nor do they understand the mercy of God.  For most they live in fear of death and they live with the fallen religion that says I must work my way to heaven.

Oh how awesome it is to see a fearful life turn to a joyful life as Jesus opens their eyes to the truth, “For by grace you have been saved by faith,” Ephesians 2:8.  This very day I have the joy of preaching this very message to many in this nation.  This very day I have the honor of seeing 19 people baptized.  Oh the joy of knowing the Lord.

As you prepare for worship today, celebrate the light you have and the liberty you have in Christ.  Ask the Lord to break your heart for the people groups who have never heard.  Ask the Lord to give you the courage to sacrifice and carry the gospel to these people groups in Jesus name.

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