To understand still more of this greatness
we need to understand the severity of the condition we have been delivered from. Also that in our great helplessness and depravity, we couldn’t do anything in our own strength to change our sinful condition, but now there is help in a helpless situation. God is the one who saves us and gives us new life. We all loose things in this world but to loose eternal life and be condemned to eternal darkness when we leave this earth is a loss too great too eternal.
The Gospel message is that the coming of Christ to this earth would translate us out of darkness into His glorious light. He delivers us from the worst possible condition, a condition so serious it would separate us from God for ever. This great salvation now brings those who were once afar off near to Him. We are saved from the greatest possible punishment that we deserved. We receive the gift of eternal life, the gift of a new life in Christ Jesus and the gift of fellowship with Him. Oh it is so great it secures for us the longest lasting blessings which no one can ever take away from us.
When we speak of the greatness of a medicine, like a simple aspirin, we know it has definite results that removes the symptoms of a headache. There are other medicines even greater, that can save us from life threatening diseases. Salvation is truly great because it is able to deliver us not from a mere headache, but from a life threatening condition so serious that it has eternal consequences.
The Gospel is the greatest power in all of history
Simply because of the eternal calamity from which it saves us. We were condemned to death because of sin, we were without a hope and a future. But believing the gospel saves us from the wrath to come. How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation. For the word spoken by angels was steadfast and no one got away with disobeying it. How can we risk neglecting this message now first spoken by our Lord. How great can the hardness of a heart be that says I’m not interested. How great can the hate for God be that says I don’t care He came for me? How great must be our personal boastfulness that thinks I have it all under control, I don’t need a Saviour. How great can be our love for this present world, or our love for mere material things rather than our love for God. How great must be the love of my self to refuse such a God and such a Saviour.
Who was this Saviour?
It wasn’t just an angel. No rather it was the One who created the angels the co creator of the universe, who became a man a little lower than the angels . He came as a baby from heaven to earth, He came born of a women, He came to die for us. He came to seek and to save those who were lost. His name is Jesus the son of the living God. Usually the one who caused the offence seeks the one he offended asking for pardon. But our God is so wonderful that He came seeking for us while we were yet sinners He died for us.
So great salvation, is God’s greatest gift possible to mankind.
Oh receive this wonderful gift. This is the most amazing thing that has ever happened in the history of the world. That God in Christ should come and die for sinners. Trust in Christ the Redeemer as the only way of salvation. Look unto Him and be saved.