Pastoral letter

“He sacrificed for their sins once for all when He offered Himself”. Hebrews 7:27

Extremely expensive faith

There is a story about a Welsh miner who could not believe because faith sounded too easy for him. To simply get to heaven by believing in Jesus did not involve enough effort and exertion for him.

One day, one of his Christian friends asked him how he had come out of the mine the previous day. “With the lift, of course,” the surprised miner said. “Well, what did you pay for it?” the friend wanted to know. “Nothing,” was the answer. “Don’t you think it was too cheap?” his friend asked. “Well,” the miner replied, “it was free for me, but it cost the mining company thousands.”

“Precisely,” his friend said, “the faith that sounds so cheap to you, cost God His Son and Jesus His life.” After this the unbelieving miner was powerfully converted. For the first time he realised that faith is not cheap, but actually extremely expensive.

To make it possible for you to be able to believe, it cost Jesus His life! He sacrificed Himself on the cross so that ransom for each of your sins could be paid. God gave the life of His Son – out of love for you – so that you can believe in Him. Nothing is needed from your side. The only thing you have to do to receive eternal life is to believe in Jesus.

Never forget how extremely expensive faith is!

Rev’d Zdzisiu Hendzel

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I praise You because You were willing to give up Your Son so that I can believe in You. Lord Jesus, thank You that You died so that I can live.

Amen