Sunday, January 5, 2014

Why Do We Need a Savior?

Monument to the Savior of the World in San Sal...
Monument to the Savior of the World in San Salvador and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janiero, both symbols of Christianity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 25:4-5

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         We can't do everything on our own.  Let's face it, there are times when we need help.  None of us come into the world completely self-sufficient and we can't live our lives without some kind of help from others.

         Even if we became stranded on some remote island and had everything we needed to survive, we'd still want someone to come along eventually to save us.

         Sure, there are times when it's nice to be alone.  Haven't you sometimes fantasized about being the only person in the world able to do anything you wanted to do without anybody saying you can't do it?   Sounds like a fun fantasy for a short while, but what if you got hurt or became sick?   What if you became lonely and longed for someone to comfort you and be your companion?

        We all need a savior who will not fail us.   A savior who provides guidance, comfort, and hope.  A savior like Jesus Christ.   God provides our needs.  He will save us if we accept Him.

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.

1 John 4:14

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting that you should choose this topic, Arlee. As I was reading in Genesis this week, the Lord seemed to emphasize our need for companionship--both human and with God.


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