Rev Ray’s October 2nd Devotion
October 2, 2021, 9:00 AM

Tomorrow is World Communion Sunday, and many churches will celebrate.  This is a great opportunity for us even though it is necessary to take steps, and share the elements, in different ways to keep worshipers safe during the pandemic.  What a day to celebrate our salvation.

The pandemic is worldwide; we all share its curse, but so is the Love of God.  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son…”  We all can share the cure: “whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  As the songs says, “He comes to make His blessings flow, far as the curse is found.”

There has been a lot of debate over where Covid19 got started.  We may never know the truth of the matter, but we know that the pandemic of sin got started in the Garden of Eden.  “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned”— (Romans 5:12).

Each time we hear of a new drug to prevent or possibly cure the virus we are given new hope.  As Christians we have the best news that could ever come into the world.  Even though there is no preventive for sin, there is a 100% cure with no booster necessary; it is eternal. 

The problem is that the cost of the cure is far more than we can afford: “The wages of sin is death.”  Once again, we have good news, “The gift of God is eternal life.”  Jesus paid the price on Calvary’s Cross, and then he freely gave the cure to whoever will accept it. 

We can either say to our Savior, “Yes Lord,” or we can say no to our only hope; and if we do reject Christ we will die with a great debt to pay.  “How shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation?” Hebrews 2:3 

No one needs to live and die lost.  Tomorrow I hope to eat the bread that reminds me that the body of God was broken for me, and to drink from the cup of God’s Love: “This is my blood that was shed for the remission of sin, for you and for all the world.  Take this and be thankful.”

“Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.”

Grace and Peace,  Rev Ray

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