Generally speaking, humanity paints itself in a pretty positive light & giving credit where credit is due that would be right. Despite the fall (Gen 3) humanity graciously receives a measure of goodness. But when things start to crumble or when things don’t go our way we often lose our gloss to reveal what is underneath in our hearts…it’s not a pretty picture. We could go round & round in circles trying to pin down our predicament & how we should fix the spiro-graphic problems…and we do. In humanity we trust, faith in the flesh with a quest for some inner or political peace.
That God should come into our scribbled lives is a gracious act of loving mercy. That He should atone for our fallen nature supplying peace with God is immeasurable. He wipes the slate clean, the canvas is new, whiter than the snow. This is more than a bit of positive light and it can only be accomplished by the Spirit of God, it’s why we give God the glory for the great things He has done.
Alas! and did my Saviour bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?