We humans are intelligent, creative, and capable. We can hang a massive station in space, split an atom, and clone a sheep. We can build beautiful buildings, paint masterpieces, and create entire new worlds for epic stories. We can find cures for diseases, break the sound barrier, and scale Mount Everest.
We can do all this and more. But we can’t save our own souls. We are powerless, dead in our sin. Every one of us has sinned (Romans 3:23). Our sin has earned eternal death, separation from God (Romans 6:23). But God – who is rich in love and mercy – stepped in. When we could not help ourselves, He reached out to help us.
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-8, NIV
The greatest human accomplish is nothing compared to Christ’s saving work on the cross. The sharpest mind, the brightest talent, the strongest body is only temporary. Their highest achievements are merely a blip in the scope of eternity. When death finds us – and it will find each of us – the only thing that will matter is what we did with Jesus.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? How does it compare with Christ’s work on your behalf?
Do you have a saving relationship with Jesus? If not, find out more about how to know Jesus.