If you’re a normal human being, need I convince you that there is estrangement between you and God? In the loneliness of the long nights, in the terrible fear of death, in the guilt that overwhelms humans from what we’ve done in the past to others, and what we continue to do with a terrible claw of self that’s in our lives, we all stand before what we believe is a reality and say, “O my, is there any hope for me?”, “wretched man that I am who will deliver me from this body of sin?” (i.e. Rom. 7:24). BUT THERE IS A DELIVERANCE. God who is rich in mercy, because of His great love for us even when we were dead in sins, made us alive together with Christ (i.e. Eph. 2:4-5). We have been transitioned radically from the hopelessness and helplessness of the black pit of the human condition to the majesty of His grace. What more would it take to convince us that our greatest hope is in the unchanging, unmerited, and undeserved merciful character of God which is in Christ Jesus. God’s mercy, God’s grace, God’s love – did it come when we were seeking God?; did it come when we were open and repentant?; did it come to good people? NO! It came to us while were running away from Him, dead in trespasses and sins (cf. Rom. 5:8). What good news this is! I don’t know who you are but, I know this – God loves you, and Jesus died for you, and whosoever will may come!