By Sandy Kirby Quandt
Are there things you hide from? Are there things you’re afraid of? Turning on the evening news could be one of those things.
Are there people you’d rather not be around, for whatever reasons? Possibly, because of the way they make you feel unworthy, inferior, despised.
Are there times when you would just as soon pull the covers over your head, and refuse to face the day?
What if there was someone who gave us no reason to hide. No reason to fear. Someone who built us up, instead of tearing us down. Someone who thought we were the best thing since sliced bread.
What if there was someone we could hand all our problems and cares over to, and he’d take care of everything. He’d walk along beside us, and support us every second of every day. And give us peace in the process. Wouldn’t we want to be around him?
Welp. There is someone like that. His name is JESUS. Prince of Peace. Wonderful Counselor. Encourager. Defender. Mighty Warrior. Emmanuel. God with us.
Because God loved us soooo much, he sent his son, Jesus, into this broken world so we could be saved through his blood sacrifice on the cross. Our Redeemer paid the debt we owed. A debt we owed, but couldn’t pay.
The next question for us is, what are we going to do about that gift? Accept it? Or reject it? I pray you accept it.
When we were unable to help ourselves, at the right time, Christ died for us, although we were living against God. Very few people will die to save the life of someone else. Although perhaps for a good person someone might possibly die. But God shows his great love for us in this way: Christ died for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:6-8 NCV
I wish you well.
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