Category Archives: Salvation

This Time

I Don’t Know, But I Do

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that I don’t know very much.

I don’t know how my heart can continue to beat around 70 times a minute 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year for 70+ years without any electric motor, or hydro power or nuclear power.  How can it pump blood through arteries and into capillaries, only to have that blood coke back through veins and run through again? How does that happen?

I don’t know how I can sit here and form words in my head, and then my finger will just start typing the individual letters that make up those words.  How does my eye tell my mind to move the muscle that will hit the typewriter at the correct place to make this paragraph?  How does that happen?

I don’t know how DNA works.  How do atoms form chromosomes, and chromosomes form the DNA that tells our bodies to make us who we are from the moment of conception?  How do the cells come together to form the nose, feet, hands, mouth, teeth, shoulders and so on, that will become our body when we emerge from the safety of our mother’s womb? How do these chromosomes determine my hair color, eye color, shape of toes, height, possibility of diseases, and so many other features?  How does that happen?

I don’t know how a seed can be planted in a pile of dirt and then emerge as a plant full of more seeds to be planted the next year so they can produce more seeds and more seeds.  How does the seed even have the ingredient for the plant it will produce?  How do those ingredients come together to start a stem, and then leaves, and then a fruit, or a flower, or a mighty oak tree?  How does this happen?

I don’t know how a line in the sky can divide a Southeast wind from a Northwest wind.  How can this line produce dangerous winds that whirl in all directions, or a tornado, or a lightning strike?  How can a single line stop winds from one direction going 30-40 mph, and also stop winds of 30-40 mph in the other direction? How can this line even be there, when it cannot be seen and its movements cannot be tracked? How does this happen?

You see, there are a lot of things that I don’t know.  There are a lot of things that imply escape my simple mind.  I could go on for pages and pages about the things I don’t know because the natural world is extremely complex.  Not only is there a natural order to all things in this earth, but there is a natural order to all things in the heaven.  Not only does each animal have a distinct defense system, but they also are each individually and uniquely made.  As I each leaf in every tree, each snowflake that falls from above, and ever human fingerprint from the beginning of time.  How is that even possible?

There is one who can answer all these questions.  He is the one who made my heart and knit together my DNA in my mothers’ womb. He is the one who made the plants and controls the weather. He is the one who made all things in earth and heaven, who created all the animals and the plants, and who designs every snowflake and fingerprint.  I know Him as God.  Yahweh.  El.  He is the great I Am.

There is one other thing I know.  I know that this God, the God who created all things and controls all things, the God who put the stars in place and calls them all by name, loves me and he loves you.  In fact, He loves you so much that He gave His only Son to die on a cross as a ransom for your sins.  He died, but then rose again, to give all who believe in Him eternal life. His name is Jesus Christ. 

I know that beyond a shadow of a doubt this is true.  I know because He did this for me.  I know He changed my life.  I know my sins are forgiven.  I know these sins are removed from my life as far as the East is from the West.  I know these things are true for me.  I know these things can be true for you.  I know he will forgive you.  I know he will wipe away all your sins and clean you a white as snow. I know you too can make heaven your eternal destination.  I know that the following prayer will bring this all about.

Jesus, please forgive me of my sins.  I repent and will turn away from them.  I ask you to come and take me as I am.  I accept you as my Savior and my Lord.  Thank you, Jesus for making me your child.

If you prayed this prayer from your heart, then you now know the maker of the universe.  You know the one who has all the answer.

Hmmm.  Maybe I know more than I think I know!

Grace Plus Faith

 It’s a simple equation all can do
 The oldest in age and the youngest too
 Anyone who can think
 Or can learn anything
 Can trust that the answer was given to you
 First came the Father, who out of His love
 Sent His only Son and said it was enough
 I’ll show them my grace
 When He takes their place
 The sins of the world will go down to the grave
 All they need to do is add their little faith
 That they would believe that He died in their place
 As they turn from there sin
 And ask Him to come in
 My grace and their faith will lead them to be saved
 Grace plus faith is the answer to life’s biggest tests
 Grace plus faith in the midst of your storms will bring rest
 Grace plus faith will turn your sorrow to joy
 Grace plus faith will heaven’s armies employ
 As you come to the Father, He will pour out His grace
 And you will be saved adding your little faith
 Don’t delay, do not wait.
 Come to Jesus today
 Learn the equation grace plus faith
 Simple and yet profound for all time
 I hope that you’ll hearken to the simple rhyme
 Trust in His grace today
 Add faith and you will be saved 

You Found Me

 As I sit here and ponder my life
 I wonder how I survived 
 So many years without you, Lord
 Walking close by my side
 I looked for some purpose or meaning
 But out of control I kept reeling 
 I was a wreck without you, Lord 
 Being my comfort and guide
 Then you found me, 
 Desperate and broken
 You picked me up out of the ashes
 Out of the miry clay I was in
 You stood me up and turned me around
 And I've never looked back since
 There's a spring in my step today
 I know you have shown me your ways
 I am now safe in your arms, Lord
 You're walking with me everyday 
 Since you found me
 Molded and shaped me
 Into a vessel filled up with you
 Redeemed and anointed
 Your Spirit dwells in me and guides me
 I am your child and you are mine
 You found me broken and put me together
 You found me sickly and healed me forever
 You found me lonely and said you’re my child
 You found me restless your peace made me mild
 You found me sinful and set my soul free
 You found me drowning and you rescued me
 You found me wandering and showed me the way
 You found me angry and taught me to pray
 Since you found me
 Molded and shaped me
 Into a vessel filled up with you
 Redeemed and anointed
 Your Spirit dwells in me and guides me
 I am your child and you are mine