Help! I’m Drowning!
Much like the evidence of a crime scene, mankind reveals its need for a savior. When I was a small boy, my mom would take my sisters and me to a city pool. One day I found myself over my head. I could not swim well. The pool was crowded with splashing and yelling kids. I don’t even know where my sister was. I think she was sunbathing. I was in trouble. I could only manage one word to the lifeguard above me in the lofty chair . . . “help!” Before I could blink, he was in the water lifting me out. It was evident to him I was in trouble.
In the middle of a noisy and apathetic world, the evidence is clear that we need a savior. Our sin is all around us, many times overtaking us, like a young boy close to drowning. How do we think that we are in control? How can we think that we have all the answers? Do we really think we are good and innocent?
Do we need chemicals or a black light to see the evidence? The blood of Christ is on our hands. We were the reason that he was crucified. We can never get to heaven as we are. We need a savior. We need Jesus to wash us clean and present us to the Father. Without Christ, there is no hope. We are guilty. The evidence is there.
The Savior’s Message v the World’s Message
This is contrary to the message the world tells us. The world says we are clean. The world says we are good enough. The world says that WE are in charge. This is like telling a drowning boy that he doesn’t have a problem. It is like lying down in a dark room that is really a crime scene. We don’t want the lights to be turned on. We don’t want the black lights to reveal the truth. We need a savior.
So what is our response? Do we even want to know that we are in trouble? Our world is drowning. Our world is lost. Are we just going to watch? As Christians, can we say that we love people and be apathetic about their eternal souls? What are you going to do? Is your love for people evident? People need to see the evidence of our love. We are wearing the Christian name tag. Do our actions reflect our claims? What does the world see when it looks closely at you? Do they see the love of Christ, or someone who is apathetic to the world around him?
–-By David Hethcock, Admissions Officer and Tech Support Specialist