A woman was at work when she received a phone call that her daughter was very sick with a fever. She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication. She got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys in the car.
She didn’t know what to do, so she called home and told the baby sitter what had happened. The baby sitter told her that the fever was getting worse. She said, “You might find a coat hanger and use that to open the door.”
The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been thrown down on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time or other had locked their keys in their car. Then she looked at the hanger and said, “I don’t know how to use this.”
So she bowed her head and asked God to send her some help. Within five minutes an old rusty car pulled up, with a dirty, greasy, bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head. The woman thought, “This is what you sent to help me?” But, she was desperate, so she was also very thankful.
The man got out of his car and asked her if he could help. She said, “Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medication and I locked my keys in my car. I must get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?”
He said, “Sure”. He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was opened. She hugged the man and through her tears she said, “Thank You So Much! You are a very nice man.”
The man replied, “Lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of prison today. I was in prison for car theft and have only been out for about an hour.”
The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud, “Oh, thank you, God! You even sent me a professional!”
That is what God did when he sent the great professional Jesus, the professional who came to unlock our doors, not a car but life. God calls this Grace.
Grace is or anyone who has ever felt inadequate to please God, inadequate to please others, inadequate to face your problems and inadequate to change your life.
What is Grace? It is simply God’s undeserved kindness to me and God’s enabling power in me.
You cannot possibly earn it. This lady in our illustration could not earn it. She was totally reliant on the man stepping in to her situation.
Romans 3:10-20 informs us of our human condition by describing it as an addiction to sin. This addiction (sin) can give us no way out and like the lady we are reliant on someone stepping in. That is where Jesus comes in. He makes no bones about it. He says I am the way truth and life, no other but me. If you decide to take my help by admitting your sin and asking for forgiveness you will receive the help not only for today but forever.
The lady was given victory over her situation by, trusting in the guy and she was able to complete her task of collecting the medicine required. Trusting in Jesus will see you have victory as Jesus promised to be with you today and tomorrow so whenever you need help call the professional. His name is Jesus
Keep safe and Blessed