Stop, Stop There

A woman lay sick in a lonely cottage away up among the mountains. The cottage was lonely, but the woman's heart was lonelier still; for she was "without Christ, having no hope, and without God in the world.”
As she lay on her sick bed, weak and weary, she had time for thought; but what availed it when all was dark—the past, the present, and the future?
The multitude of her thoughts within her were "like the troubled sea when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt." Poor desolate soul, drifting on in the darkness to a still darker eternity having no light, no hope!
A lady heard of her case and visited her; she was civilly received, but no interest was evinced in what she read from the Word of God. It was the same time after time; but at last, one day, she read, "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”
"Stop, stop there! that's enough for me. `Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.' I am the sinner, that's enough for me!”
Then she calmly lay back on her pillow, her countenance expressing the peace that filled her soul, and over and over again repeated the precious text ever and anon adding, "That's enough for me.”
Yes, blessed be God, it was enough for her, and it is enough for any sinner upon earth. Millions upon millions have found it so; millions are resting upon that precious truth today, and "whosoever will" may find in it their soul's salvation.
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”
This then is all the qualification you need, if you are but willing to be saved. Saved from your sins, not with them; for Christ and holiness cannot be separated.
Simply as a sinner, confessing yourself to be such, you have a right to lay hold of the promise of God, as being one for whom Christ died. You have but to accept of the "unspeakable gift," and praise His name for "the exceeding riches of His grace.”
God's great salvation is for all; the door is open wide: "Whosoever will" may enter in; for "whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”