“When God our Saviour revealed His kindness and love, He saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.”
Salvation is a win win situation. Not only are we saved from our sins and the subsequent judgement of them, but we are forgiven completely; not by our own good or right things but because of the mercy of God. Not only are we forgiven, but we are given a new life through the Holy Spirit, as if unrecognisable from our previous life. We are given what we don’t deserve, His mercy and grace, and spared from what we do deserve, punishment. It is an upside down Kingdom. In society, when someone breaks the law, punishment follows; and rightly so. Yet how often do you hear of someone taking the punishment for someone else. Never right!! Yet this is exactly what Jesus did for us and that is why it is such wonderful and exciting news. We are loved that much by a Father who would allow His Son to take our place and suffer what we should have. His Kindness, His love and His mercy; That is why we worship Him. We are saved!