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When we look close, it becomes apparent that on our own, there is little hope in ever reaching God.  It’s not us–we do not individually stand out as the one person that separated him or herself from God.  Everybody in history has sinned and separated themselves from God.  That is the horrible and inconvenient truth. God knew that, and had to make a provision to respond to man’s complete inability to deal with sin and separation. 

 Enter Jesus Christ–He provided a means for man to overcome sin and achieve redemption.  He was perfect–where men could not be.  He made a sacrifice that only God himself could make–he put off immortality and became mortal.  He put off his Godly authority and became a servant.  He put off life and suffered an atrocious and humiliating death–so men could be redeemed and enjoy eternal life..

 In our lives, that simply means that should we choose to follow him, he has the power to restore us to the place men were before sin entered the world.  What’s more–we can enjoy peace and purpose in the midst of a chaotic and meaningless culture.  Finally we can spend eternity with God–not separated from him.  What a sacrifice, what a plan! Thank you, Lord for sending Christ to make a way where none existed.

 God Bless You

 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in[h] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[i] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.