Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 20 – 26 May 2018
“We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”
– 2 Corinthians 5:8
I was watching a movie clip in YouTube (link here) about the process in which a person is admitted to heaven when s/he dies. Everyone was rejected entry to heaven except for one, who happens to have his credentials mostly red (depicting evil deeds) yet Jesus Christ saves Him. When others started complaining, the gatekeeper quipped: “That’s why it’s called grace.”
Truly, we cannot say that salvation is only for the deserving. All of us actually do not deserve it. Only one is worthy of it – Jesus Christ.
Yet, despite his righteousness, He chose to live among us, to be among us, and to die for us. So that we will all live and receive the gift of salvation. It is free for anyone who wishes to accept the gift of God through His son.
So while the video may be true in certain ways, we can always be sure: That in Jesus Christ alone, salvation is free, for everyone and eternal. We need to accept our sinfulness and our desire to be saved through Him, for in Him the Word of God about salvation came to reality.
Jesus Christ is the bringer of salvation and the way to God.