for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:13 (NIV)
Four people and two dogs were rescued near a B.C. ski resort after an avalanche tore through the area this past December. Nelson Search and Rescue said its team and the Whitewater Ski Patrol were called after reports of an avalanche in the area. According to the rescue team who saved the people and dogs, the avalanche was measured at 2.5, big enough to bury, injure or kill a person,” while size three “could bury and destroy a car, damage a truck, destroy a small building or break a few trees.”
The word salvation has so many levels of meaning. It can mean being delivered from a dangerous situation, or a health problem, or a financial crisis. Being saved from these kinds of things is a great blessing – salvation always brings great joy. If that is the case with salvation in things of the world, how much more joy does it bring in light of eternity. Paul writes this in Romans 10:13: “for, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” Ultimately what every human being needs is to be saved from the ravages of sin and an eternity separated from their Creator. No wonder the Bible speaks of the joy of the Lord being our strength. Sin has a high price. We pay for our sin in this life through physical pain, emotional distress and often embarrassment. In eternity, the pain is so far worse. Jesus offers a way for every man, woman and child to be saved from all of this. Put your faith in Christ and by His grace live in obedience to His high calling and you will experience the joy of His salvation.
These have been words from the heart.