Friday, October 29, 2010

Receiving the Great Gift of Salvation

A gift is not of merit but of grace; wages and reward are for those who earn, but a gift is a matter of charity.

O you who feel your unworthiness this morning, who have been seeking salvation earnestly, and suffering the weight of sin, Jesus will freely give to you what you cannot earn or purchase, he will give it as an act of his own free, rich, sovereign mercy; and he is prepared, if you come to him, to give it to you now, for so has he promised, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Rest, Rest," delivered January 8, 1871. Image by David DeHetre under Creative Commons License.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE this pic...I take them all the time. "God's gifts to us" We are so , "BLESSED" :))