When Mercy Found Me

The reason Jon started this blog. i love how he described himself…

My name is Jonathan Atkins. This is my story. I have experienced both sides of the coin of life. One side consisted of not being interested in spiritual things at all but instead just enjoying all that life had for me. The other side consisted of being dedicated to the church and to spiritual things. Yet both sides left me broken and empty longing for deeper purpose. That is when God intervened in my life and transformed me. It was in October of 2007 that God opened my eyes to see His majestic holiness and at the same time see the darkness and ugliness of my sin. I was without hope. Condemned. Guilty. But God showed me mercy. I also saw a cross bridging the infinite gap between me and God. I saw the innocent One hanging in my place for my sins. This perfect Substitute who bore the wrath deserved for me so I could know grace. Jesus Christ taking upon Himself my sins and giving to me His righteousness. A divine exchange took place that day and I have still not fully recovered. So rebel or Pharisee there is mercy to be found at the cross. Repent and trust in the Person and the finished work of Jesus Christ.

Titus 3:5-7 “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

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