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The Strength of Our Savior

February 25, 2020

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (NIV)

Imagine three people on a plane. On the aisle is a businessman who flies all the time. In the middle seat is a student, flying on her own for the very first time. By the window is an older lady who has never flown before, and who is already vowing she never will again.

As the plain taxies on the runway, the businessman takes out his paper, the student sits on edge of her seat, and the lady holds onto the seat white knuckled with fear.

Lunch is served, and the businessman eats the whole lot, the student eats about half, but the lady has her nose in the barf bag. Here’s the amazing thing: all three arrive in the exact same place at the precisely the same time, but they had totally different experiences on the journey.

Christians are saved, not by the strength of their faith, but by the strength of their Savior. If you are in Christ, your destination is secure. Weak faith gets you there as much as strong faith, because it is Christ who saves you, not your faith.

J. C. Ryle in his book, Holiness, says, “Simple faith in Christ shall save a man, though he may never attain to assurance.” You may have weak faith, but you have a great Savior.

In your Christian journey do you identify most with the businessman, the student, or the old lady? Why?


The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the President and Teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.



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