It still amazes me at how God can take a man who is dead in his sin and make Him a man fit for God’s kingdom. It truly is amazing to see.
Romans 10:14-15 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
There was a young man in our church who felt the call of God on his life to preach. Wait…let me back up just a few months or maybe it was a year prior. This man was deep in sin (as we all were when we didn’t know the Lord), but his wife, mother, father, children went to church and they prayed for him. Every now and then he would come to church for special things but most of the time you wouldn’t see him.
If you saw him in the right environment, you would say, “there is no way this guy is ever going to darken a church door much less be a preacher.” BUT GOD!!!
In God’s word it says in Titus 3:3-7:
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Amazing isn’t it! He can take a man with no hope, pick him up, dust him off, and make a preacher out of him! It still blows my mind!
I was a Christian when I married my husband (who by the way is not the man I am talking about) however he was not a Christian (I do not recommend that and scripture speaks against it. See 2 Corinthians 6:14). However, I was one of the blessed women who got to see her husband receive Christ and watched God change him from a worry wart to a man who trusts God for all things. And WOW DID HE POUR INTO HIM!!! It was amazing to witness. I know I keep saying that but there is just no other way to describe the regeneration that happens when Jesus saves someone.
Salvation is truly a miracle that only Jesus can do. It is the tearing of the veil….its the breaking of chains….its the wiping away of sin….its Amazing Grace!