The saga of the Clacton hole continues…..
This morning, I shared this story in our service (one I found on the internet)
A traveller fell into a deep pit and couldn’t get out. Several people came along and saw him struggling in the pit.
The sensitive person said, “I feel for you down there.”
The reflective person said, “It’s logical that someone would fall into the pit.”
The interior designer said, “I can give you ideas on how to decorate your pit.”
The judgmental person said, “Only bad people fall into pits.”
The curious person said, “Tell me how you fell into the pit.”
The legalist said, “I believe you deserve your pit.”
The government said, “Are you paying taxes on this pit?”
The self-pitying person said, “You should have seen my pit.”
Jesus, seeing the man, took him by the hand and lifted him out of the miserable pit.
The point of the story is—it doesn’t do any good to talk about love and compassion without demonstrating it and God demonstrates His love for us in Jesus.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
(John 3 vs. 16 – 17)
God demonstrates His love.