God’s best met man’s worst in one man, Jesus Christ.

It is now over a month since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. However, it isn’t Russia as a nation who are being blamed but it is one man, Putin.

From one man has come such traumatic pain that it is hard to put into words what we are seeing and hearing.

I use this as a present-day illustration to show the damage a human being can make.

The Apostle Paul is using a historical and much greater illustration, that of one man/Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden, comparing this influence with that of one man/Jesus Christ:

“But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!” (Romans 5 v 15-17)

If so much damage came from the sin of one man/Adam then think of how much more impact and influence into the lives of people God has had through another man: Jesus Christ!

Sometimes we cannot help but dwell on the sin of the world and the destruction it brings. But “can you imagine the breath-taking recovery life makes, absolute life, in those who grasp with both hands this wildly extravagant life-gift, this grand setting-everything-right, that the one man Jesus Christ provides?” (The Message) Let’s dwell on those words and know that God’s best met man’s worst in one man, Jesus Christ!

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