Words from the Heart for Thursday June 20th, 2019
Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake.
Psalm 79:8-9 (NIV)
In Desperate Need
Canada technology jobs that businesses find it hardest to fill are the focus of a new list compiled by employment website Indeed. Important technical roles such as Computer Vision Testers, Penetration Testers and Ruby on Rails Developers – I have no idea what those are – spend the most time advertised and take the longest to fill. It means that start-ups in some of Canada’s largest technology markets are struggling to grow because they cannot find candidates with the right skillsets. Employers, desperate to get the right people, are learning to be patient – some jobs are posted longer than 60 days.
At the heart of the human condition is sin. It separates us from our Creator God, it leads to guilt and shame, and destroys our bodies and our relationships and without forgiveness and redemption, it ends in death and hell. It is the root cause of war, both inner and between nations. There is no more serious an issue than sin. King David recognized this and described in as desperate. Psalm 79:8-9 says “Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake.” The greatest need in our world is for forgiveness. We need a Saviour and out of his great love, God has provided the only one possible – Jesus Christ. He bore our sins on the Cross and took upon Himself the punishment we deserve. When we reach out in faith to him, asking for his forgiveness, as David says here, he no longer holds our sin against us. Have you experienced this?
These have been words from the heart.