POWER OUTAGE

Has your home been disrupted by a power outage? Have you been instantly plunged into total darkness with your domicile ominously silent? Been there - done that? It can be a scary event! What should you do?

First of all, donít panic. Concentrate on the first priority being the safety of everyone in the house. Slow, reasoned movements are a necessity. You do things like finding a flashlight, using your cell phone to report the outage at your home to the power company, etc. There are many other things to do.......

As soon as practical, reflect on the fact that God never, ever has a power failure. Or any other failure for that matter! The creator of our world and our universe has total power, now and forever more. God is our rock and our fortress. Psalm 31:3.

For those who are saved and thus members of the family of God, He promises "never to leave us nor forsake us. Hebrews 13:5. How can you ever get a better deal than that? - Not possible ! - Jesus tells us also in Matthew 11:29,30 That He wants to be your partner, "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

He wants you to share your life with Him so He can make your burden less onerous. Best deal you can get!!!!

What if Iím not saved? The Bible says in Hebrews 9:27, "...it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement." You do not want to go down this path! Your good deeds cannot save you from the wrath to come. Salvation isnít earned - it is a gift! Romans 6:23 informs us, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

How do I get this gift? Romans 10:9 says, "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 8:1 confirms this transaction. "There is therefor no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk in the flesh (practice sinful pursuits), but according to the Spirit (your life is guided by the Holy Spirit)."

Once you are saved, it is permanent! You may have a power outage in your home; but, NOT in your LIFE !