The Dam


Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. When I was on my feet, I used to really enjoy riding my horse near Liberty Reservoir in Maryland, not far from my farm. At the far end of the lake was a huge dam
and at its base was a tiny stream. I would cross that stream in the shadow of the dam and I would feel so scared I would look up and see this huge concrete dam and I would think what if this dam broke? and all that water came crashing down on me?! I think of that whenever I read Romans Chapter 5 that says, “because of your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself
for the day of God’s wrath …”. Yikes! That sounds scary But not if you know Jesus. Yes, God has a reservoir of wrath, but it’s
His amazing grace that, like a dam, prevents it from crashing down on us sinful human beings. Instead, all of God’s wrath and anger against sin crashing down on us. God crashed it down on Jesus as he hung on the cross. And today, God has no anger left for you if you but believe in Jesus so repent from any sin in your heart. And let the flood of His mercy and forgiveness pour down on you.

4 thoughts on “The Dam

  1. Amen! Thank you Jesus for your amazing grace and mercy! Thank you Joni for bringing that truth to our attention!

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