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 (NIV)
In 2004, a Farm Credit Canada employee decided to use his vacation time and his tractor and wagon to help his community. He hopped into his tractor, and with the help from local farmers and others in the area, collected food for the local food bank. This single act of kindness has since grown into one of the largest food drives across Canada – Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger. Since its inception, Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger has raised over 50 million meals! The power of one man.
One person can make a difference in the lives of many. History teaches us that one person can transform the entire world. The Bible tells us that one person brought sin into the world, sin that continues to have a catastrophic and heartbreaking impact on the entire world. And one man has done something about that. In Romans 5:12,15b, we read “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… how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!” The Bible speaks often of the uniqueness of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. It tells us that salvation is found in Jesus alone. It tells us that there is no other name except the name of Jesus by which a person can be saved. It took the sin of one man, Adam, to separate every human being from their Creator. So it has taken the sacrifice of one Man, Jesus, to restore that relationship. Have you invited Him to do so?
These have been words from the heart.