Looking back I realize that Jesus didn’t just save me once all those years ago on the cross. No, He is still saving me, even now.
He saved me when I was struggling with addiction, drowning in sin and shame. He saved me when I absolutely hated myself and wanted nothing more than to give up and be done with this life. He saved me when I thought I was too far gone, too wretched to be saved. He saved me when my heart and soul were as black as the night and cold to Him. He saved me when I thought He had forsaken me. He’s saved me, I’m sure, more than I even realize.
Don’t you see? Jesus is Savior, and Jesus is good. He’s the only way to the Father. He’s the only One truly capable of saving us-not our efforts, not our achievements, nor any cheap, temporary thrill this world offers can save us. Only Jesus.
And don’t you know, He’s so, so faithful? He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will never fail you. Even if you’re just that one, little, wandering sheep, He’ll seek you out, because you’re that precious to Him. You may think yourself too sinful, too dirty, too wretched, too far gone, too worthless; too this, too that.
But don’t you realize? He came into this world to save the sinner, the weak, the dirty, the wretched, the lost. He came to save you. Yes, you.
So, won’t you come to Him? Can you hear Him calling?
I ask you, dear Christian friends, to come nearer to the blood Jesus shed on the Cross this morning than ever you have been. Think over the great truth of substitution. Portray to yourself the sufferings of the Savior. Dwell in His sight, sit at the foot of Calvary, abide in the presence of His Cross, and never turn away from that great spectacle of mercy and of misery. Come to it; be not afraid. You sinners, who have never trusted Jesus, look here and live! May you come to Him now.