A while ago, I was visiting with one of our Kids Club moms and left the conversation feeling overwhelmed and asking myself what I really believed about the gospel. Can Jesus really change anybody? My head knew that yes was the correct answer, yet I kept getting stuck on all the painful consequences that years of living in sin and making unhealthy choices had woven into this woman’s life.
I think I was trying to “fix” her. You and I can’t fix anyone, though. Only God can transform a life. He may use us to be His messenger, but He alone is the life giver and Redeemer. “Neither is there salvation in any other…” is the message Peter shared with boldness (Acts 4:12). That is truth.