Monday, June 7, 2010
Last week, a sinkhole suddenly opened up in Guatemala City, swallowing a three-story building and leaving a 100 foot deep hole in the middle of an urban intersection.
What a vivid picture of sin this is! Sin is like a giant sinkhole, and the results are just as catastrophic. It swallows up everything in its path. Because of sin in this world, lives are ruined, families are wrecked, and people die. "The wages of sin is death" (Rom 6:23).
The good news is that it doesn't have to end there. "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord". The good news of the Gospel is that God loves us, and has sent His Son Jesus as the Savior from sin and death. God reaches down and saves us as we begin to sink into our sinkholes of sin. That's what salvation really is - bringing from death to life. And that's what God does for us.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (Jn 3:16).