Dec 17 – A Christian’s Losses

Last month I read the story of an elderly gentleman who was asked if he had lost anything when he became a Christian. “Yes,” he replied, “Before I was saved…I drank to excess and quarreled with my wife. I lost all of that. I had a wicked heart and a hardened conscience- I lost them. I had a thousand guilty fears- I lost them. I had a wife whose heart I had broken, who did without the necessities of life- all that is in the past. Yes, I lost many things when I invited Jesus into my life.” When a person comes to Christ, He has promised to replace our “heart of stone” with a “heart of flesh.” “Old things pass away, all things become new.” God gives cleansing, for our sin, joy for our sorrow, hope for our hopelessness and new life for certain spiritual death, because though” the wages of sin is death, the gift of God is eternal life.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell