his days as president, Thomas Jefferson and a group of
companions were traveling across the country on
horseback. They came to a river which had overflowed
its banks because of a recent downpour. The swollen
river had washed the bridge away. Each rider was
forced to ford the river on horseback, fighting for
his life against the rapid currents. The very real
possibility of death threatened each rider, which
caused a traveler who was not part of their group to
step aside and watch. After several had plunged in and
made it to the other side, the stranger asked
President Jefferson if he would ferry him across the
river. The president agreed without hesitation. The
man climbed on, and shortly thereafter the two of them
made it safely to the other side.
the stranger slid off the back of the saddle onto dry
ground, one in the group asked him, “Tell me, why
did you select the President to ask this favor of?”
The man was shocked, admitting he had no idea it was
the president who had helped him.
I know,” he said, “Is that on some of your faces
was written the answer ‘No,’ and on some of
them was the answer ‘yes.’ His was a ‘Yes’ face.”
of our sin, you and I stand at the “river of death
If we can cross over to the other side, we can
have life. But,
we cannot do it alone.
In fact, only One can carry us through the
raging currents: Jesus.
He died for our sins, was buried, and rose
again thereby defeating sin and Satan.
The blood that He shed in death paid the price
for our sins thereby providing a “new and
to eternal life in Him (see Hebrews 10:19-21).
am THE WAY, the truth, and the life. No one comes
to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
has promised to save those who: place their faith
and trust in
Jesus (Acts 16:30-31), turn from sin in repentance
(Acts 17:30-31), confess
Jesus before men (Romans 10:9-10), and are
(immersed) into Christ for the forgiveness of sins
we trust Him? YES,
for He has a “Yes” face!
He longs to carry us to eternal life in heaven
and He will –
IF – we will
accept His offer of salvation on His terms.
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in
And so through Him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to
the glory of God.”
– 2 Corinthians 1:20
YOU accept His offer?
A. Sargent, Minister
of Christ at Creekwood
Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
Grace Awakening, C. Swindoll
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