Words from the Heart for Tuesday April 10th, 2018
Sin entered the world because one man sinned. And death came because of sin. Everyone sinned, so death came to all people.
Romans 5:12 (NIRV)
Sin Entered the World
The Word of God tells us that what happened in the garden did not just affect Adam and Eve. Through their rebellion sin gained an entrance into this world and death came with that sin. All of us have been affected. Sin always harms everyone in its reach. If you have been harmed by the sinful choices of others, you can bring your wounded heart to the Lord who restores.
On September 10, 1939, Canada entered the Second World War. Within two months, the first contingents of Canadian troops arrived in the United Kingdom to supplement the British Expeditionary Forces (BEF) which was fighting on the continent. Canada’s role became one of defense of the British Isles. Meanwhile, a small force of Canadians arrived in Hong Kong in time to meet the Japanese invasion, and fought with the British, Indian and Hong Kong forces in defense of the colony until the surrender on Christmas Day 1941.
When a new baby enters the world there is great joy and the family is never the same again. When a meteorite enters the atmosphere of our world, there are interesting fireworks and scientists rush to analyze it. Not long after the creation of the world, something entered the world that has impacted it, and every human life, ever since. Romans 5:12 says, “Sin entered the world because one man sinned. And death came because of sin. Everyone sinned, so death came to all people.” When Eve and Adam ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, disobeying God and dealing with shame and guilt for the first time, little did they realize the horrible destruction they had brought upon the world. Every human being, and the world in general, has suffered ever since and until Jesus came, there was no hope. Death faced everybody and until Jesus’ resurrection, there was no assurance of life beyond the grave. Sin never brings joy. But Jesus does. By His death and resurrection He has defeated sin. Has He defeated sin in your life?
These have been words from the heart.