Jesus said “Walk with me and work with me–watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:29-30
Day: 28 March 2019
1 Peter 2:25 “You were like sheep wandering away.” But now you have returned to the Shepherd. He is the one who watches over your souls.
We can place our soul under the protection of Jesus. He is our Shepherd and He protects us from harm. That doesn’t mean nothing bad can happen to you. It does mean He [Jesus] will not let it destroy you. We live in a broken world, but with God on our side, we don’t have to stay broken.
Placing my life under God’s protection was difficult for me. Trusting Him as a Father was not easy.
Very early in my life, my parents broke up. That was a very confusing time in my life for me. One minute I was staying with Mum, Dad my elder sister and my younger brother, the next I was staying with Dad and my younger brother. Then my Mum, Stepfather, elder sister, younger brother and two new younger brothers. Recovery for me was the fresh start I needed to concentrate on me.
Prayer: Thank You God for new life and the opportunity to be different.
Psalms 49:7-8 There’s no such thing as self-rescue, pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. The cost of rescue is beyond our means.
When from the cross Jesus cried ‘It is finished!” He knew the eternally planned work of redemption had begun. Lots of fitting signs confirmed the completion of His mission: an earthquake, the veil of the temple tearing from top to bottom, the graves of saints opened and they arose and darkness swept across the land. These symbolized the introduction of a new era when people could experience personal life change. The only Redeemer is Jesus Christ.
Many of us can recommend Him to you who have not yet experienced this life change. Redemption is a prevalent theme throughout the whole Bible.
Jesus came from heaven as fully human, obedient to God’s plan, to die on the cross for our sins and to redeem. He did not stay dead. He rose, triumphant over sin, death and the grave. May we enjoy His victory in our lives daily. Our redemption is important to Him.