for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 3:23 (NIV)

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Fall Short

The federal government is promising to spend close to $880 million over the next four years to build about 65,000 new charging stations for electric or fuel cell-powered passenger vehicles. But an industry group representing some of Canada’s biggest automakers says Canada is falling short and needs to be building millions of stations. Brian Kingston, president of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association, said a national electric-charging network needs years of careful planning to ensure the charging stations are available when and where people need them.

Most of us, particularly those who are followers of Jesus, passionately want to live a life that honours Him in all we say and do. So when we fall short of that desire, when we yield to temptation and allow sin into our lives, we become disappointed in ourselves. One of the signs of truly being born again is that we desire to live fully for Jesus, and no longer live for and by the principles of the world. If we fall short of our own desire to live a holy life, imagine how far short we fall from God’s standard. The Bible says every human being falls short. Romans 3:23 says “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” If God didn’t love us, in spite of our sin, we would all die in our sin separated from our Creator. But God does love us, and has provided all we need to be forgiven and to live a life of victory over temptation. Whether you are a follower of Jesus or not, and sin has overcome you, Jesus is always willing to forgive and set things right between you and Him.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley