08 Apr Let the Son Do It
If it had been the beginning of November I would have cranked up the snow blower and cleared the driveway. Five inches of snow packed down by the car would have made the driveway icy for three or four months. But this is April with the forecast of 56 degrees in two days. It didn’t matter if the car packed it down; it would all be gone in 48 to 72 hours. So I allowed the sun to do it for me.
If I weren’t a morally weak human (we all are.), I would work hard to be saved and worry like crazy that I had missed some small little sin. I am morally weak, but not totally stupid. Wanting to be saved, I decided to let the Son do it for me. This is not an issue of being lazy. It is being a realist. No matter how hard I would try I would fail. Even Paul couldn’t do it so he wrote, “Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
Now I can relax and team up with the Holy Spirit to be more like Jesus every day. Not to be saved, but because I am ecstatic with joy that the Son has done the saving. The Son is my hero and I want to be like Him. That is the quest.