Are You Alone?

Or Not Alone?

Monday, September 18, 2023

The Sun Comes Up In the Cold.

Are You Cold And Alone?

Ezekiel 18:4

Know that all lives are mine; the life of the parent as well as the life of the child is mine: it is only the person who sins that shall die.

1 Timothy 2:1

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone …

Words of Grace For Today

We go through life, most of us, most of the time, with our heads in the sand, so to speak, not able or willing to risk taking a clear view of what we are about, what we are really up to, what a chasm lies between what we dream of doing, think we are doing, and what we actually are doing.

‘Thank God, only those of us who sin will die!’ Pretend we do, then that we do not sin, or at least not enough to die.

That death is not just a physical death, but a complete death, GONEERs forever and amen.

Yet we all sin, we all die, we are all GONEERs, not just after our physical deaths, but already now, this day, as we pretend so drastically to be good enough.

In one way we can take morbid comfort in that we are not alone. In fact everyone is in the same boat with us, on the passage into hell, long before our time.

So what to do this day?

Then we realize that God knew we would be like this and certainly did not create us just to be lost to eternal death even before we lived a day of goodness. So Jesus came to rescue the boatload of us, to redeem us from our sins, to renew life in us, and to send us out to do the same for other people.

Thank God we are not alone! There’s a whole boatload of us (taking in all the people ever who have, now do, and will live) that Jesus saves, and sends out.

Tough day, it may seem to be, when we take in how far across that chasm we live from where we thought we would live. Then, as the Spirit demonstrates once again how much God has done for us to give us life, life even on those tough days, we get to celebrate each breath.

We get to make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings each day for all other people, as we realize how much God gives us also this day, tough as it may be.