Those of you who frequent this blog, know that Lucy signs her name Babalucy, a combination of the name her grandchildren call her and her name. She sent the following letter to the Jackson Press and they ran it on their web page. I thought I would share Lucy’s words her as well.
I read a quote this morning and wanted to share it with you this Easter week-end.
J. C. Ryle wrote the following:
“You see the Eternal SON of GOD suffering, bleeding, agonizing, dying, in order to pay your soul’s debt and make satisfaction for your sins…Nothing but CHRIST’s atonement on the cross can ever clear up these things… Your own…repentance, your own morality and regularity, your own churchgoing and sacrament-receiving, your own Bible- reading and your prayers, your own giving and your charities- what are they all but a huge mass of imperfection?…As grounds of acceptance with GOD, they are worthless rubbish…they cannot bear the weight of your sins… Rest on nothing but CHRIST crucified, and the atonement HE made for you on Calvary.”
This was written in the 1800’s but is so true for today.
Nothing but the blood of JESUS can cleanse us from our sins. It is not by works that we are saved but by JESUS only.
Because of HIM, we live,
Well said Lucy. Happy Easter.