The Amnesia Victim

The Amnesia Victim

A young man, suffering from amnesia, lived a new life amid old surroundings; he could remember nothing that had happened before he fell off of a hay wagon. As he fell he had cried out, "Hand me that pitchfork and I will..." He was eighteen when the accident occurred; ten years of his new life passed. One day he got into a fight, and received a sharp blow that knocked him to the ground. His head struck a stone and he cried out - finishing the sentence he had started ten years before - "... spread the hay." He arose, thinking that he was still eighteen years old, still on the hay wagon.

The blow that struck the race in Adam made all his sons unconscious of the true nature and being of God. In that unconsciousness we were born; and in that unconsciousness we live until the moment we are saved. Immediately we are made aware of the holiness of God. We go back to a comprehension of our own creaturehood and of our total dependence upon the Saviour.

Ephesians 2:1 “And you were dead in your trespasses and sins...”

1. Read Ephesians 2:1­3. Why are humans as helpless as the amnesia victim to cure themselves?

2. What is the significance of the phrase “But God...” in Ephesians 2:4?

3. How should you show thanks to God for His rich mercy and grace?

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