It comforts Christians to know that Jesus is ready to make intercession for us when we sin. First John 1:9 reads, ‘If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’ For the Christian, Jesus is the ‘Voice’ for the good of mankind. He serves in three roles to Christians: He is 1) an advocate; 2) an intercessor; and 3) a mediator. Continue reading
An article on the Internet attributed to National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God’s love for us…
After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno’s damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother’s wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast. Because she had been willing to die, those under the cover of her wings would live. Jesus came and took the punishment for our sins…He literally died that we might live (Rm. 5:6-8; 1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:15).
House to House Vol. 5 #2