Every year, the largest population of sea otters migrates off of the coast of Australia. Thousands of otters line the coast and hang on the edge of the rocks overlooking the seas. The purpose of this is because during a certain season the tide sweeps in an ever-ending amount of sardines. The coast is flooded with the sea otter’s favorite food! But, there is a problem that lies beneath the waters, the great white sharks. You see, the sharks wait at a distance to feed on the sea otter. So, the sea otter has to make a decision to dive and eat or to wait and die! Literally the otters wait until they are near death from starvation when one has to dive as a sacrifice for the survival of the existence of ALL the other sea otters! So he dives!
So it is in Christianity! We hung in the balance! Stranded on the rocks waiting our death being starved. The bible says, the enemy waits to steal, kill, and destroy! Our existence was at stake when the sacrifice was made, the plunge was taken, the survival of humanity was bought at the price of a sacrificial savior! His name is Jesus!
Hebrews 2:17-18 says:
17For this reason He had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because He himself suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.
Randy Beggs, Spiritual Formations Pastor/ Adult 1 Minister/Missions Pastor
Phone: 972.359.7777 x4020