When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to watching nature shows. I love the wackiness of the animal kingdom. One of the most amazing things I see is when an animal, like a shark for instance, has a baby then just leaves it. The baby shark leaves the birth canal and, at that point, is 100% ready to take care of itself.
Can you imagine?! Humans certainly aren’t that way. What if you rode in the elevator with your newborn baby at the hospital, got to the parking lot, shook hands and said, “Well, son. I certainly wish you the best. Perhaps we’ll run into one another someday at the mall or Chipotle or someplace. Godspeed, my boy.”
Humans are the exact opposite! We’re helpless as babies. And I’ve met more than a few grown men who are about as helpless as my toddler. We, as a species, need a lot of help. Whether it’s changing our diapers as infants, or loaning us money as adults, we often need assistance beyond our own power.
Our sin problem is the same. We’re helpless on our own. Jesus had to come to Earth to take care of it. We’re not born with the capacity to take care of it ourselves. In fact, we never grow into a solution. We must hand our sin problem over to Jesus.
We’ve spent a lot of time this week reflecting on how Jesus saves us from our sin. Today, spend some time to think specifically about what that means for you. Get in a room by yourself or in your car and talk to Jesus about your sin -- out loud. Be specific. Confess to Him. Acknowledge your helplessness and ask for healing from the Healer.