“Help!  I’m fallen and I can’t get up!”

Most of us remember those commercials for some medical alert thing with the famous phrase.  It’s been mocked and made fun of ever since.  It suddenly struck me today, however, how true it is in a wider sense.  We are fallen.  We are all fallen from Grace, sinful by both nature and choice.  And no matter what we do, we cannot lift ourselves up.  We are incapable of “pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps” as it were.  We are truly fallen and unable to get up.  We need assistance.

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