A few months ago my husband bought new tires for our car. Things were good until recently when the car started to shake and shimmy on the highway. So he returned to the garage where he had purchased the tires. The mechanic did several hundred dollars’ worth of work to the car. It did not fix the problem. My husband has been back three times trying to get the job done right. Instead of fixing the problem, the mechanic has now made the fault ours. Now it seems to me the garage is trying to take advantage of us. I am done with this garage.
I get tired of jobs not getting done right the first time.
I find solace in knowing God did the job of dealing with my sin right the first time. He does not have to go back to redesign His plan for salvation. The work is finished and completed in Jesus’ death on the cross. When Christ died for our sin, He died for the sin of the entire world: all the generations of history have been saved through Jesus.
Paul wrote, “For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives He lives to God” (Romans 6:9-10).
God’s work of salvation, redemption and reconciliation was done right the first time in Jesus Christ.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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