A fisherman pulled an old beer bottle out of the Baltic off the northern city of Kiel last month. Inside was a scribbled message on a postcard requesting the finder return it to the writer’s home address in Berlin. The bottle was tossed in the sea in Germany 101 years ago. It is believed to be the world’s oldest ever found. Researchers were able to identify the author and managed to track down his 62-year-old granddaughter Angela Erdmann, who lives in Berlin. Erdmann said with tears, “That was a pretty moving moment.” And it is a very moving moment when we hear about the message that was delivered to this world 2,000 years ago. That message says, “For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” That means that no matter who we are, no matter how bad we have been, because of Jesus’ death at Calvary, forgiveness and eternal life is available to all.
Pastor Alex Rockwell