After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
As I think about our Jesus Saves series I’m so encouraged by the consistency of God’s grace woven through every single encounter and story. From the woman at the well who received a living water that satisfies her soul’s thirst, to the man born blind who received physical and spiritual sight, to the lame man outside of the gate of beautiful who was healed through the name of Jesus—over & over we see God’s initiative to meet us at whatever our point of need is.
He meets us there with grace and then transforms us by grace. Grace, for me, has moved from a concept to a reality. Grace is Jesus. And He Saves, in every way.
This series has been truly significant for our church. All of us together being reminded that it is not we who need to save ourselves but it is Jesus who has already saved us. Are we simply willing to trust what He has already done?
Jesus saves. When I say this simple statement it is as if my heart leaps with joy and my mind is filled with relief. Jesus saves. He doesn’t partially save me He totally and completely saves me. The weight of my sin and the need to prove myself and my worth is relieved in the belief that Jesus Saves.