No matter how independent we may sometimes feel, we must come to the
realization that our life no matter how secure it may seem can come to an
end at any moment. The Bible says our life is like a vapor that appears
for a short time and then vanishes away. It is for this reason that we
must get serious about our Eternity. We have to let God know now that our
hearts are open to Him. We must repent of our sins and ask Jesus Christ
to be our Lord and Savior. The Lord has made salvation to be very simple.
Those who believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and accept Him as
their Lord and Savior shall be saved forever. The Bible says with the
heart man believes and with the mouth confession is made that Jesus Christ
is Lord. I encourage you to make Jesus the Lord of your life if you have
never done so before. He promised that He would cleanse you of your sins
and make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. (Deuteronomy 8:17)
(James 4:14) (Psalm 25:1-5) (Acts 4:12) (Romans 10:9-10) (Isaiah 1:18)
I hope this message challenges your heart to see that a great sacrifice
was made on your behalf. The Lord who created you took upon Himself your
sins and died in your place so that right now in this present time you can
have the opportunity to accept Him as Savior and Lord.
SOME HUGE GIFTS
It was the kind of summer day that every gear-head looks forward too. The
August skies were clear and blue and northern pavement invited me to ride.
My mission was to ride my Gold-Wing motorcycle out to a northern Michigan
resort and conduct a wedding rehearsal. My plans were to return later that
day and officiate the wedding.
My plans for the next year were about to change.
After the rehearsal my bike roared to life and I sped off to enjoy the
day. A young girl ran a stop-sign and I T-boned her little Ford at full
speed. I hit the door post of the car and flew through the wind-shield of
As I lay on the road-side, I examined my broken state. I did not know it
but I had 18 broken bones, including a compound brake of the right hand,
broken pelvis and crushed left leg. Both my lungs and bladder were
ruptured. All I knew was that I was panting for air and was certain that
this was my last moments on earth.
I prayed a prayer that I thought would be my last spoken words in this
life, Dear God take care of my family. Then I waited for death to overtake me.
God had different plans. A volunteer fireman had watched the accident and
drove up to my bruised and bleeding body. His skills went into motion. My
bleeding was stopped by his gentle hands. He bagged me and I was able to
get gulps of life-saving air. He called an emergency helicopter and I was
rescued from certain death.
There was intensive care; six surgeries; three and half months in a
hospital bed; wheelchairs; physical and occupational therapy; pain, tears
and joy. After a year, I took my first steps after the accident.
About the time that I started walking, I was in a tire store getting a new
set of rubber for my Jeep. At that season in my recovery I still walked
with the help of a walker. It was very obvious to any observer that
something very painful had happened to me. There was one other customer in
the store and she asked the question that I had heard many times, What
happened to you?
I told her that I had parked my ride in a painful way in August. The she
asked, Where? I told her my near-death story. Then she began to gush with
excitement. She explained that her best friend s husband was the volunteer
fireman that was both the witness and first responder to the accident.
Then she said a chilling comment, He thinks you are dead, you ought to
The lady opened her purse and wrote down a phone number to my rescuer.
This unusual conversation led to a very unusual conversation. I was the
not so dead man who was thanking his rescuer for the gift of life and for
each new day.
How do thank someone for such a gift?
The joys and experiences of life that I have experienced these years have
all been a gift from someone who was ready to rescue a stranger who was
completely helpless and doomed.
This was not the first time that I have been rescued! Colossians 1:13
states “for He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us
into the kingdom of the Son He loves.”
At another time in my life I was riding alone and far from God. I needed
to be rescued from my own sinful self-centered ways. I was doomed to
eternal death. Jesus was the one who met me at the road-side and rescued
me from certain eternal death in hell.
I prayed a simple prayer of faith that went like this; Dear God, Forgive
me, I m a sinner. I place my faith in you to be my Lord and Savior. Amen.
I invite you to join this eternally rescued biker and put your faith in
Jesus Christ. Jesus sacrifice on the cross was the means for my access to
eternal life and hope, peace and purpose in this life.
How do I thank Someone for such a great gift?
By Tim Manzer
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 8:31-34 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us,
who can be against us? He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him
up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that
justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather,
that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh
intercession for us.”
Psalm 139:1-6 “O LORD, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest
my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my
ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, Thou knowest
it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid Thine hand
upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot
attain unto it.”
Romans 5:8-10 “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified
by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if, when we
were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much
more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”
1 Peter 2:9-10 “...ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the Praises of Him who
hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light: Which in time
past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not
obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: HE IS WITH ME
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem120.htm
Today's Selected Testimony: FROM PRISON TO PRAISE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony8.htm
In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry