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Sunday, July 24, 2011

From Peril to Safety

Life storms around me.... The world is out of control. Craziness in government, craziness in religion, crazy weather, craziness coming out of people in the form of shooting sprees, and much more.

On a personal level, disease is not within my control. This world is a scary and unsettling place, but it's the only place we have. There is no haven from tragedy or injustice. At least not in the physical realm.

So is there any comfort to be had or safety to be enjoyed? YES! For those of us who belong to Jesus Christ we can say with Paul: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ." (Ephesians 1:3)

1 Peter 1:3-6 says: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials."

Reach down into God's Word - read the Bible. Study the Bible. These are the words of life that contain the hope that renew our spirits. These are words of comfort and wisdom. Commit these words to your heart and mind, so that when the need arises, you can recall them quickly. This is the heart of God reaching out to those who are His. May your heart receive all that He freely gives to you!

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