Last month two fishermen fishing off the coast of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, had an unusual catch. They caught a deer that was swimming far from shore. They rescued the deer by getting the boat close enough to get a rope around its neck to hold it in place and lifted the animal into the boat. They later released the deer close to shore and watched it swim to the beach and then go into the woods. Before being rescued that deer was in desperate shape. Did you know in this life we are all spiritually in desperate shape before being rescued? The Bible tells us, “For the wages of sin is death”. That places us in desperate shape because we have all sinned but thankfully the rest of that verse reads, “but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Receiving this gift is made possible through a person recognizing their need of forgiveness of sin and placing their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Pastor Gary Harris – Georgetown Baptist Church
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