Wisdom from the Word

Wisdom from the Word #10 - 12/29/2023

Never Again

Throughout our lifetimes we have witnessed many strange, interesting, spectacular, and amazing events. Whether in our solar system like the first total solar eclipse of 2017 visible in the US in over 4 decades, or movement of planets such as happened in 2022 when the Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn were all aligned in our night sky. That won’t happen again until 2040. Some “first-time sporting events also occurred like the world’s longest javelin throw (104.80m or 343 feel!), the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl in 2020, their first in 50 years. In 2004 the world saw the first ever photos of Saturn’s moon, Titan. National Geographic Cartographers released photos of a newly discovered body of water within Antarctica called the Southern Ocean, now the fifth ocean in the World.
These are some amazing events we have witnessed. Another such event will occur this year that will never again occur: December 31, 2023 – 123123! What a special thing to tell your children that you were married on 123123, or if you happen to be born on 123123! Like all “firsts,” few experience them, but we can all marvel over first-time facts and events.
The most important first-time event in all the world took place some 2000 years ago on a hill called Mt. Calvary (Golgotha). Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, “Once for All” (Hebrews 10:10). Why? So that we could be restored to a right relationship with our Heavenly Father. The death of God’s Only Son was the only way to save us from our sins.
This is a one-time event. There is no need for Christ to die again. His death and resurrection stand for all eternity as the only way to salvation. If you have never trusted Christ as Savior, you can be saved today, making it a first (and only) time event. Admit you are a sinner, Believe Christ died for you, Confess Him as Lord of your life, and live for Him now, and eternally (1 Corinthians 15:1 – 4). Not trusting Christ today may mean you never again have opportunity. Don’t delay, trust Christ today. Today is the Day of Salvation (Hebrews 3:15).
If you know Jesus and are saved, why not take a moment to thank Him for saving you once, for all eternity.


1 Comment

Tracey - December 30th, 2023 at 8:30am

What a great time this is to be part of His Kingdom! Thank you for this reminder.