Letters of Recommendation

Writing letters of recommendation is a wonderful opportunity to say good things about people.  It is an opportunity to help others continue to grow.

 Have you ever wondered what kind of recommendation we would need if we had to apply for salvation?  Would we need to vouch for our perfect characters?  That would be hard to come by.  Would we need someone to say what hard workers we are?  The problem with that is works are not a ticket to heaven.  It is given by grace.

 Actually what we need is not someone to write a letter of recommendation; rather we need to proclaim the impossibility of obtaining a recommendation adequate enough to get us in.  We need an attorney.  And that is exactly what we have.  In I John 2:1 we read, “…if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:” He is a great attorney.  He has earned the right to do something for us we cannot do for ourselves.  He can declare us innocent.  Now that is what will get us into heaven.

Written by Roger Bothwell on August 3, 2000

PO Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574