Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Our Greatest Need
On the radio this morning I heard a report about someone who stopped and stole the motorcycle of the man who had been riding it but who was now dying by the side of the road. As unbelievable as that sounds, it reminds us that although human beings are created in God's image, sin has corrupted us in many ways. This does not mean that we would all stoop as low as this particular motorcycle thief, in fact, most people who try to help the injured rider if they could, but it reminds us that people can do some pretty incredible things to one another. Even though the news often picks up on sensational stories like this one, it is not unusual to hear of traffic crashes caused by the stupidity of street-racing, of stabbings and shootings, and of white-collar corruption and breach of trust, and much more besides. All of which reaffirms what the Bible says about the human condition even though it is deemed politically incorrect in our day. Human beings need a supernatural Savior. They need someone who can rescue them from themselves and the folly of their sins. What a great privilege to know that the Jesus revealed in the Bible is such a Savior of sinners who have wandered far from God. May his name be praised and proclaimed until he comes again at the end of the age. Only he can save the 'up-and-out' as well as the 'down-and-out!'