At Life’s Journey we celebrate life. Last week, just after the Sanctity of Life was celebrated in many churches across America, the government of New York state passed a new law allowing doctors and parents to kill a child in the womb after the 24th week of pregnancy. Many are calling this law barbaric while some are championing it as some kind of mercy. The Life’s Journey community is saddened by how so many people see the death of a child as merciful and we are saddened by the hopelessness professed by others. Many will say in anger that this new law is proof “God has turned his back” on New York or America. The misconception is that if sin increases, so too must the distant between us and God.
The coming of Jesus changed that relationship. Although God is perfect and holy, he is not pushed away because of our sin. Rather, it is because of our great sin that he came closer to us. The Apostle Paul summarized the life of Jesus when he wrote, “but where sin increased, grace increased all the more” (Romans 5:20b).
Listen as Pastor Casey reminds us that the sound of rising sin is the promise of coming grace. We pray not for condemnation, but for confession and revival.