Yet the fullness and depth of his love and grace can only be truly known by those of us who live after the cross and
see what God was willing to give in order that we might be saved. When Jesus died on the cross it was if an
overpowering flood of His love flowed forth. This wonderful love in all its freshness and greatness still flows out to
people today. It flows out to every sort of person, rich or poor, young or old, high or low. Telling them that if they
trust the Savior the blood that was shed on Calvarys cross can wash away every stain of sin.
You might be the
guiltiest, most vile sinner who ever lived, yet because of what the Lord Jesus did on the cross you can find complete
forgiveness if you will only place your trust in him. The blood that was shed at the Calvary is sufficient to wash
away the sins of the entire human race if they should decide to place their trust in him. Dont think your sins are
too bad for God to have anything to do with you. This isnt true. But rather believe the testimony that God gives
about Christ in his Word.Unto him who loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood.
Since these floodgates of Gods love have been opened, his love has flowed out to every person ever born, in every
clime, in every culture. It flows out in overwhelming power able to sweep all before it. It does the most miraculous
thing. It takes sinners who deserve nothing but wrath at the hand of God and instead gives them eternal life when they
believe on Gods Son! The same love that brought the Lord Jesus to the cross, the same love that the Father showed the
Son when he raised him from the grave, the same love that filled the Fathers heart so that he spoke from heaven and
said, this is my beloved Son hear him, is now reaching out to you. It swirls in eddies around you. God waits for you
to realize the immensity of his love towards you and the priceless ness of the gift of eternal life he offers. As soon
as a person realizes this love and trusts in Gods Son they receive the gift of eternal life.
This is love indeed. It is love that surpasses all other loves. This is love the world would never have known had
it not been that the Lord Jesus died on the cross to show us what was in Gods heart. If you havent found out for
yourself how great this love is, wont you trust in the blessed Savior right now so he can save you and become part of
The third dam I would ask you to consider is as terrible and bleak as the previous one was wonderful for it has the
power to sweep men to destruction and everlasting death. It is the dam that holds back Gods wrath in order to give
men time to consider their ways and repent. The Bible solemnly speaks of sinners Treasuring up wrath against the day
of wrath. What does this treasuring up mean? It means that every moment spent in careless indifference to the claims
of Christ, every selfish act, every sin committed is like floodwater gathering up behind some dam and when the
pressure behind the dam reaches a certain point God will open the floodgate of his anger to destroy such a one in
hell. It is true God loves sinners, but it is also true that he hates sin. One sin is more hateful in his eyes than
ten thousand sins are in our eyes. If you remain unrepentant, and never come to Christ for salvation, when you die,
you will find out the terrible extent of Gods hatred of sin. Impenitent souls will be sent to a hell where the
suffering will never cease.
By not obeying the gospel message to repent and believe in Christ in this life you are showing God that you do not
want him. When God banishes you out of his presence forever in the next life he will only be finalizing the decision
that you yourself already made. Wont you realize the extreme danger you are in and come to the Savior for forgiveness
of sin? It is only by so doing that you can be certain that the dam that holds back Gods wrath his righteous
indignation will never be opened in your life.
In the first story it was foolish for the two to try to relax and have a good time boating so near a dam that might
be opened at any moment. More foolish by far are the multitudes of people today who are trying to make their lives as
happy, pleasant, and prosperous as possible apart from God when really what they are doing is treasuring up wrath
against the day of wrath. Some day that wrath will break forth and sweep them away in irresistible power.
A verse in Proverbs reads, Fools make a mock of sin. That is they think lightly of it, when in truth it is the
gravest of all issues. Wont you realize the seriousness of sin that you might recognize your need of the Savior and
come to him at once?