The Worm that Got Saved

The Worm that Got Saved

But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. – Psalm 22:6

When I’m not playing on the worship team, I spend my Sunday mornings before church quite differently. I love to get up, pray, read the Word (not for the sermon, just for myself), review my sermon, and what I call “walk the loop.” Where I live, there is a nice .6 (yes, that is point six) mile loop near my house that is just a beautiful walk. Normally, I talk with the Lord and just really get filled up with more and more of His Spirit with every step I take. Today, however, was little different.

I saw worms scattered all over the road. There were hundreds, maybe thousands, of worms. Most had dried up on the asphalt and had been flattened by cars. Some were barely hanging on to life while others seemed very fresh, energetic, and happy to begin their journey of death. I could tell that as soon as the sun hit the pavement, many more were doomed.

I thought about was how those worms were a perfect representation of the people of this world. Those worms are on the wrong road. The road they are on leads to death. Every person is born on the road that leads to destruction. We didn’t ask for it, it just happens to be the nearest road and we are on it. There is a narrow road, but we must find it. We cannot find it without God’s help. “Narrow is the road that leads to life, and few there be that find it.” (Matt 7:14)

Towards the end of my walk, I found a worm that was just beginning his journey across the road of destruction. I picked him up carefully, carried him to my home and released him in some rich soil. Of all those thousands of worms, he was saved.

Out of all the people in this world, I am in awe that the Lord Jesus Christ picked me up and placed me in His kingdom. What did I do to deserve such a great salvation?

Absolutely nothing!

Alas and did my Savior bleed

And did my Sovereign die?

Would he devote that sacred head

For such a worm as I?

Salvation is only found at the cross.

fighting from victory

Thank You Lord, for picking me up and placing me in Your Kingdom. I am forever grateful and forever yours.

Later

Adam

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About wednesdaymorningdevotional

I am currently the pastor of Lifeline Community Church in Fair Play, South Carolina. I also teach mathematics to middle schoolers. I have been publishing devotionals every Wednesday morning for about 7 years now. If you would like to listen to any of my actual sermons, visit www.lifelinecc.com.
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