While the country celebrates Canada Day
THE DANGER TREE: In July of 1916 during the battle of The Somme, the Newfoundland Regiment had come to this point where just beyond they were in the sights of the enemy’s guns. Unfortunately the regiment was ordered to advance and on that day alone nearly 57000 Alied soldiers fell including most of the 12000 of the Newfoundlanders. This tree is the only one remaining to this day.
A stark reminder of the death and destruction that ocured to those going beyond it.
This also reminds me of another tree that stood out in stark contrast.
The tree on Golgotha’s hill where Jesus the Son of God hung and died so that whosoever would, could believe on Him and have eternal life.
Every one of us is confronted, or comes to that tree. We can choose to stop there and surrender our sins and receive the gift of eternal life or we can ignore it, pass it by and run headlong into the wages of sin which is death and judgement to follow.
The G.O.S.P.E.L. of Jesus Christ alone has the Power to…
G- Gratify God’s righteous justice: Because Jesus Christ the righteous is our Advocate with The Father. 1 John 2:1.
O -Offer access to God’s storehouse of spiritual blessings through grace: Because Jesus is The Door. John 10:9.
S- Satisfy a souls hunger and thirst: Because Jesus is The Bread and Water of Life. John 6:35 and John 4:14.
P -Pardon the condemned sinner: Because Jesus is The Resurrection and The Life. John 11:25.
E -Effect so great a salvation: Because Jesus is The Author and Finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:2.
L- Liberate the captives: Because Jesus is The Truth. John 14:6 and 8:32.
Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Hebrews 12:25. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven.
Hebrews 2:3. How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord ?