by Heather Tietz
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:3-4
Nobody thought of his salvation. He was too mean.
He pushed around his wife, made fun of her, even choked her. He ignored the children they’d adopted, never showed them affection, never played with them. Then he’d put on a charismatic face and paraded in front of crowds, soaking in applause and the adoration of strangers. He was like a snake in pretty clothes.
He deserved was jail, suffering, sickness, and perhaps a scary confrontation with His Maker.
Everyone had planned his punishment. And everyone forgot, he needed Jesus too. He desperately needed Him. His family needed his salvation. Society needed it.
What would happen if the great sinners in our lives, the leaders that disgust us most, the enemy that threatens us, the stranger that steals our peace, met Jesus? What if they were thrown off their Hell-bent horses and arrested for their sin?
God desires all to be saved. That means everyone. Even that terrible person that you’ve dismissed from grace. God wants him or her too. Oh how our businesses, our families, and our governments would change if people’s hearts were led by God’s spirit.