Know where you came from.
You came from falsehoods and pain. The shadow in the cave; the man enslaved. You came from death. Looking at reflections from the light; yet, you misunderstood them. Too bright to take flight, you couldn’t flee because God’s light made you free. But it was misunderstood.
Too bright to take flight, you couldn’t flee because God’s light made you free. But it was misunderstood.
And as the once piercing prism weighed heavy upon your shoulders, you knew there had to be more. Not simply more to explore, but more to adore. Even then, in another sense, adoration was closer to the ache in your salvific quake. Adoration to Him who sailed every sea from Galilee to the constellation of Hydrus, where He crushed the serpent’s head in victory.
That salvific quake awoke the new you. It brought into you the Helper who by grace sustains and equips you. Be bold in this transformation by proclaiming the Gospel to every nation. Be courageous in this change to speak to your co-worker and client, neighbor and relative, stranger and public servant. The government is upon the shoulders of Jesus Christ, so stop going back to your bundle of burdens. John Bunyan competing in hurdles. The pilgrim Christian’s journey of progress. The voyage is not one of self-reliance, but of dependence and hope relentless.
Do not pretend like you do not sin. Repent and believe for upon the tree did Christ deliver thee. He accomplished His mission. Salvation was never yours to commission.
You came from a state of no hope and unfulfilled quotas to life in abundance. No, not abundance in material and frivolous things, but in salvation, a new Heaven, and a new Earth where work and rest are just as enjoyable as the other.
So rejoice dear Christian!
Rejoice in the hope that is set in the love of our Lord who never abandons his adopted children. A Heavenly Father who gives them all that they need. A Holy Helper who sustains our deeds. For the Lord’s sake we are content in everything. For His sake we have joy set in stone. For our home was built on the Cornerstone. Our foundation is firm. When troubles come and the weight seems too great, remember that our Lord is mighty and defeated Hell’s gates.
For our home was built on the Cornerstone. Our foundation is firm. When troubles come and the weight seems too great, remember that our Lord is mighty and defeated Hell’s gates.
While grace is common to all, it is saving to you.