This is an excellent and so truthful post from Mike Ratliff….we have to really look at ourselves in the mirror of God’s word, appraise ourselves by HIS truth, and remember that all we ever added to Christ’s sacrifice was our sin….and can add nothing else. Jesus plus anything equals nothing. He did it all.

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.  (John 19:28-30 ESV)
Sometimes God brings things into our lives that seem devastating. Others may also see these things in our lives and question that God even exists. They cannot conceive of a loving God who would cause or allow debilitating diseases that are always fatal into the fragile bodies of those who profess faith in the Saviour. However, I am always amazed at the deep, rock hard faith displayed by those in the center of these things, whether it is the one suffering or a close…

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