Happy New Year,
When the Son of God became the Son of Man and walked on this earth, He always called individuals to His side. Jesus did not come into the world to deal with statistics! He deals with individuals and that is why the Christian message is and always has been: "God loves the world! He loves the masses and throngs only because they are made up of individuals. This is a thought we must carry with us into 2011. He loves every individual person in the world!"
In the culture we live in today, the individual is no longer the concern. We are pressed to think of the human race in a lump. We are schooled to think of the human race in terms of statistics. In many nations, the state is made to be everything and the individual means nothing at all. It seems to be the way even America is going.
Into the very face and strength of this kind of humanism comes the Christian message, the good news of salvation, fresh and bright with the assurance to all who will listen: "You are an individual and you matter to God! His concern is not for genes and species but for the individuals He has created!" If you are not a Christian, know that He loves you personally and is calling you as an individual to His side. Give up your sin, and surrender to Him today. If you are a Christian, focus on the individuals in your life today, and their individual spiritual needs.
"Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin." Romans 4:8
God bless and remember that you are loved!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!