Two kids paid the death penalty for their rebellion in Albuquerque three weeks ago. You didn’t see it on the news, you say? No, I suppose you didn’t. It would have made the news if they were sitting in prison but they weren’t. They were driving. Recklessly. Under the influence. Flaunting the laws. Evading the police. And when they wrecked the stolen car they didn't walk away.
No jury sentenced them. No judge rapped a gavel. State law and federal laws were not consulted. But they were sentenced all the same. And the Judge of all the earth looked on and I know it broke His heart. Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? (Ezekiel 18:23)
Even if the government takes it away – the death penalty will always exist. It rests on the head of every sinner. And one day, often unexpectedly, that debt always comes due.
There is only one thing that changes anything. His name is Jesus. And He changes everything.
Dear Jesus, I have known you many years and it will never be enough. I praise You. Thank you for making me right with God. I am safe trusting in Your sacrifice as the only door into heaven. I am forever secure because of Your death and resurrection and I worship You. I fear no evil. I dread no death. I walk in the light for You are my unshakeable foundation for life now and forever. May all those who read this and those who touch the lives of Your children have all these blessings too. By the precious Name of Jesus and through His intercession I pray. Amen.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.