Are you Saved?

I was asked that today by an acquaintance at the hospital. As a good Lutheran, my standard answer is “yes, I was saved 2000 years ago when Jesus, hanging on a cross said ‘It is finished.'”

But the question just hit me in a funny way today, and I was stunned by a vision of a series of “life vignettes.”

….like the time as a young girl when I refused to get out of my wading pool during a storm…..and the lightening struck in the next yard.

…or the dare I didn’t take to try to “fly my carpet” off the second story balcony of my girlfriend’s house.

….like the years I spent playing keyboards in an unsavory bar, populated by hookers and johns….and how I never succumbed to the associated temptations of drugs, alcohol and “easy” money…..

….and how I was led to apply to medical school at my um…advanced….age-and was accepted.

…..and how I was guided in numerous decisions, large and small, to take one course, only to find later that the other course would have been disastrous.

So, yes, I have been, and continue to be, saved by the grace of God. Thanks for asking!

Psalm 116: 6-7:

The LORD protects the simplehearted;
when I was in great need, he saved me.

Be at rest once more, O my soul,
for the LORD has been good to you.