What a Saviour! A number of years back, I read a quote from one of my favourite authors, JI Packer. As I read it, I wept. I knew what my salvation meant but unexpectantly, it was like I had ventured into an age old gold mind, unearthing riches that had always been mine, but suddenly I could really see the gold. What a Saviour! I felt shredded and put back together all in the one moment. Everything came into sharp focus and my exclamation was “what a Saviour!” The dimensions of my salvation are magnificent. He actually loves and redeems all of me. Here is the quote:
“There is tremendous relief in knowing that His love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion Him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench His determination to bless me . . . He sees all the twisted things about me that my fellow-men do not see (and I am glad!), . . . He sees more corruption in me than that which I see in myself . . . There is, however great incentive to worship and love God in the thought that, for some unfathomable reason, He wants me as His friend, and desires to be my friend and has given His Son to die for me in order to realise this purpose.”  That’s gold right there! And you and I stand in these shoes. What a Saviour.
So, friends, get your salvation shoes on today.
Best days to come
 J I Packer, Knowing God, (London, UK: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1973), 39-40.