The story – in pictures

This may seem hokey but i seriously found the three pictured items on one walk today. (My hand seems to always be there so I can’t count it as a fourth found item)

They seemed to tell a story. It’s a love story.

The good news in four pictures:

1. Dirty hands.

We all have dirty hands. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

The screw.

Sorry for the crudity but we are all screwed. Our sin has separated us from God. In life it may not seem to make a difference. At death, well, things get ugly for those still separated by sin.

The nail.

There were 3 nails that pierced through Jesus’ body and secured him to the cross. To quote a song, it was his love that held him there.

For God so loved…

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

John 3:16-21

The washer.

Jesus death washes us clean. With him as the payment for our sin, we are restored to God. With Jesus resurrection we are guaranteed eternal life.

“3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

John 14:3-7

Join us this Sunday and hear more about the most amazing love story ever told. God’s Love for us.i attend Ephrata Foursquare Church but any church that teaches the Bible and only the Bible will be sharing the same story. That story is about you. That story is about me. Come and join us. Let’s learn together more about this amazing God who sent his son to die for our sins just so we can be together for now and for forever.

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?