THE GLORY OF THE GOSPEL: JESUS SAVES!
I heard Adrian Rogers relate this story from his predecessor in the pulpit of Bellevue Baptist Church, R.G. Lee. Dr. Lee told of a schoolhouse in South Carolina that caught fire. One Dad saw his son trapped in the flames. That young boy cried out, “Daddy can’t you save me?” Strong men had to hold him back or that father would have perished in a futile attempt to save his son from the inferno. It is horrific to imagine how he watched as his son wilted like a rosebud in a blast furnace, all the while screaming, “Daddy, can’t you save me?” The father only lived two more years and died of a broken-heart. He could never recover from what he saw and what he heard—day and night haunted by the plea, “Daddy, can’t you save me?”
Dr. Rogers then concluded, our sad, suffering, sin-benighted world cries, “Can’t you save me?” It calls to science and science answers, “We can calculate the distance to the sun, but we can’t tell you how to get to heaven. No, we can’t save you.” So, the world calls to the government. “Can’t you save us?” The government answers, “We can protect your physical life and liberty but we can’t save your soul and free you from sin. No, we can’t save you.” So, the world turns to business, begging, “Can’t you save us?” The bankers and brokers answer, “We can help you buy the good life on earth and a mansion of a hill, but cannot buy you eternal life and a mansion in heaven.” That’s the world—that’s the best it can do.
But, there is good news: “We have heard the joyful sound, Jesus saves, Jesus saves!”
He will save you! He will save you now!
Tell Him, you want to be forgiven. Admit you are a sinner and ask Him to be your Lord and Savior. Turn from sin and turn to Him.
If you have faith in Christ, then, “Spread the tidings all around, Jesus saves, Jesus saves!”