Hat tip to Heath for sending me this story. A master of divinity student from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, Garland Mason, got to spend time with the President recently and they had the chance to talk about their faith and even pray with the President. He and his family were invited by Bush because Garland lost his brother in Iraq. Here is what Garland had to say about the experience.“We only had access to the President because my brother died. Likewise, and in a greater way, we only have access to the Father because of the death of our elder Brother Jesus Christ. The President never asked us what we had done to deserve to be there, but received us solely based on the work of another.”
That is a snapshot of the gospel. We are only accepted by the Father, because of the work of another, namely and exclusively Jesus Christ.