"The election of grace"
At the time of writing this, I am 43 years of age, I have a loving wife, three daughters, one grandson. Iím a policeman and I have been for 17 years; a sergeant for 2 years. I am financially sound. I own my own house, have many friends in all walks of life. I like sport. Iím a Class 1 football referee, reasonably fit and healthy. So what? you might ask Ė an average bloke, nothing special.
If you thought that, you would be very, very wrong. I am special because I have learned that somebody I now love very much died for my sake nearly two thousand years ago. He loved me so much that He gave up His life willingly for me, so that I would not have to bear the penalty of my own sin, which was great indeed.
I speak, of course, of the Lord Jesus who was sent by God to the earth we live on so that He could die on Calvaryís cross, taking the sins of His people upon himself.
As a result of learning this, I realise that I owe Him much, much more than I can ever give. Nothing can repay Him for the terrible agony He went through on the cross, agony of mind and body. He Who never committed any sin of any sort took my sin on Himself so that He could take all the punishment that I so thoroughly deserved.I am special, not because of anything that I have done, or because of what I am, but because He chose me to be one of His followers. There are tens of thousands of people throughout the length and breadth of this world who are also special for the same reason and, whatís more, they all want you to be special too. We pray for you, we ask God repeatedly to save you from your sin and from eternal damnation.
Why donít you come along and let us pray with you and hear the message which the Lord Jesus Christ has for you. You would be welcomed with opened arms and, who knows, you may be special too!