The Miracle of Salvation
thanks for joining us for this daily encouragement from our daily bread today's reading is titled the miracle of Salvation and it was written by kimya Lauder
 blogger Kevin Lin's life seemed to be falling apart in a recent article he recounted I actually put a gun to my head
 it took for God to supernaturally step into my room and my life and at that moment I really found what I know is God now
 God intervened and prevented land from taking his life he's filled him with conviction and gave him an overwhelming reminder of his loving presence
 instead of hiding this powerful encounter Lynn shared his experience with the world creating a YouTube Ministry where he shares his own transformation story as well as the stories of others
 when Jesus follower and friend Lazarus died in John chapter 11 mini assume that Jesus was too late Lazarus had been in his tomb for 4 days before Christ arrived return this moment of Anguish into a miracle when he raised him from the dead
 did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God he asked
 just as Jesus raised Lazarus from Death to life he offers us new life through him by sacrificing his life on the cross Christ paid the penalty for our sins and offers us forgiveness when we accept his gift of Grace we are freed from the bondage of our sins renewed by his Everlasting Love and given the opportunity to change the course of Our Lives
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from John chapter 11 verses 38 through 44
 Jesus once more deeply moved came to the tomb it was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance take away the stone he said
 but lord said Martha the sister of the Dead Man by this time there is a bad odor for he has been there for days then Jesus said did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God
 so they took away the stone then Jesus looked up and said father I thank you that you have heard me I knew that you always hear me but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here that they may believe that you sent me when he had said this Jesus called in a loud voice Lazarus come out the dead man came out his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen and a cloth around his face
 Jesus said to them take off the grave clothes and let him go
 let's pray
 Heavenly Father we often take for granted how you rescued us and transformed Our Lives thank you for loving us so much that you were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to save us
 help us to live as those who are truly saved and truly free it's in Jesus name that we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Tony Collier and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries