One of the fads of 1970s America was the motorcycle jump. This trend reached its high (and low) point on September 8, 1974. Thousands of spectators gathered around the Snake River Canyon in Idaho to see if Evel Knievel could jump across the chasm in a specially designed sky cycle. In the end, however, it was unsuccessful. Knievel made it only part of the way across the gulf before his parachute deployed and he dropped to the canyon floor below. Some spectators asked, How far across the canyon did he get? But that wasnt the point. He didnt make it all the way across, so he fell short of his goal.
This scene is a good illustration of sin. The Bible talks about sin in Romans 3:23, where Paul declared, All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. No one is capable of bridging the gap between God and ourselves by our own efforts, but the Savior came to do just that on our behalf. Christ perfectly fulfilled Gods standards, then gave His life on the cross to pay for our failure and wrongdoing. Where we could only fall short, Christs work, offered in love, accomplished all that was needed.
Our response is to trust Him and receive this matchless gift of salvation.
Read: Romans 3:19-28
Thank you, dearest Faith.
I join you in your beautiful prayer for our Heroes and our Republic, with special prayers for them and their families knowing the hardships of holidays when separated in service to our country. Abundant blessings to all!
Lord, hear our prayers.
Prayers and Blessing for our Heroes and their families on this Thanksgiving week.
Continued prayers for our beloved Nation.