If you need electricity you just plug in somewhere, right? Right! That is, unless you don’t have electricity in the first place. You may have an outlet, but if there is no electricity there, you are as good as unplugged.
We just went through a vicious storm here that took the electricity down all across our city. Our church building did not have electricity for almost a week. We had a Sunday morning service and it was pretty warm. God was good and we all made it through–including some visitors that came.
I was reminded again just how we rely on electricity. We are people that need to be plugged in. If there is no electricity, we find it very difficult to live our lives. Someone asked me the question that we all ask, “How did the people survive when there was no electricity?” I just seem to think they were in some ways much stronger people and perhaps less dependent people. We are very dependent people and all of our “things” make it obvious. It always reminds me of what Paul says in Romans 1:22, “Claiming to be wise, they became fools.” That is humanity, isn’t it? Really–we claim to be so wise and all that needs to happen is for someone to pull the plug and we are sunk!
This is really a pretty clear picture of just how we really are though. Paul is speaking of unbelievers who attempt to live life as if God doesn’t exist. But even as children of God we continue to be very dependent upon God. All of our very life and existence is only because He graciously makes it possible for us to live. We need Him more than we could ever realize. This is not only true in a general sense, but also in a very specific sense.
1Cor. 15:19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
Everyday, we need a Savior! Everyday, by His great grace, we have a Savior. His name is Jesus. Blessed be His name!