From Pastor Gary...
Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. (Luke 4:40)
Jesus touched the lives of people during His earthly ministry. He made the leper clean, gave the blind man sight, and restored life to a girl’s lifeless body. Jesus still touches lives today. God in His grace has called us to faith in Christ and His atoning work. By faith we are no longer blind to the truth of God’s word through which the Gospel is made known. We have been given spiritual sight to know what God has revealed to us in His Word. Because of Christ we have been cleansed us of our sin and have gone from spiritual death to everlasting life.
We appreciate all that Jesus does for our physical needs. Even more so, we have thankful hearts for His work that addressed our spiritual needs. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came into human flesh for our salvation. He is the Lamb of God offered as sacrifice for the sin of the world; for my sins, and yours.
Gracious Father, thank you for the gift of faith by which we believe and trust in Your Son as our Savior. Amen.
Verse for today:
The righteous shall live by faith. (Romans 1:17