‘There is no one good, not even one; no one who seeks God, all have turned away.’ Romans 3:10’12
Most Sunday mornings my Christianity evaporates before 9:00. I try my best to help my wife get our hooligans ready and out of the door. This event is anything but peaceful and I’m convinced that no matter what time we wake up we will get to church with zero time to spare. As humorous as this may be, the true frailty of my heart is well known. I can follow Jesus off the cliff but deny Him the minute a robin tweets.
Paul fights the good fight and runs the race like no other. He is faithful to the end but stubs his toe along the way as the thorn in his flesh bears a constant reminder of the vulnerability of his purpose. Moses leads a nation but questions the command. He is denied the promise land and understands that his goodness does not quite tow the line. Trey loves the Lord and prays daily but loses his patience and overreacts as a dad and husband exposing the disease that has taken root.
God says not one is good enough. All are on the pavement headed for hell. We all fall short of Jesus and the willful act committed that Friday afternoon opened heaven for both those running to and those running away from the Cross.
Be encouraged. The tomb is empty today. It will remain empty tomorrow. Nothing you did or can do unravels that. Everything He does and continues to do assures us of being on the pavement headed for paradise.