Jesus has dealt with our sin. He died and was made alive again. We can lift our gaze to behold our Lord in all his risen beauty and ascended glory.
The writer of the book of Lamentations writes movingly of his experience of his world falling apart. But at the centre of the book, he speaks of what keeps him going: the faithfulness of God. Because of the Lord, there is hope, even in this most desperate of circumstances.
While much in our world, and my own life, shifts and changes and shakes, God remains the same. He is unchanging.
In Revelation, we read John’s story of seeing the King above all Kings. The majestic king of the universe. But what does this majestic figure do? With tenderness and love, he reaches down his right hand and touches John and speaks words of comfort.
My mother turned 90 recently and her six grandchildren filled a glass jar with ninety memories of her. Each memory was an example of her goodness towards them. If you were to fill a jar with memories or ways that the Lord has been good to you, what would you include?
If I asked you now, ‘What does your name mean?’ you’d probably be able to tell me. Jesus, fully human, fully God, is Immanuel, God with us. God with us to rescue and deliver us, so that we are freed from a life in darkness. Here is Sarah Condie’s ninth instalment in her devotion series “Come and see what God has done…”
There is an interplay of love in our relationship with God our Father. We have a Father who knows us intimately, who sees us, hears us, and speaks tenderly to us. In the same way that I speak to my granddaughter, our Heavenly Father says to you, dear reader, ‘I love you, precious one, and you are in a safe space here with me.’ Read Sarah Condie’s eighth devotion in the series “Come and see what God has done…”
“Christian reader, this love story — of rescue, redemption and restoration — now lies at the heart of your personal story. What’s your salvation story?” Read Sarah Condies seventh instalment in her devotion series “Come and see what God has done…”
When we struggle to praise God, words like those found in Psalm 100 can help. We are reminded of what God is like. We are given direction for those attributes of God worthy of praise that we long to find echoed by our own voice. Read devotion #5 in Sarah Condie’s series “Come and see what God has done…”
Often, we think that our experience of life is dependent upon our circumstances: when things go well, we feel good; when life is difficult, not so much. But the truth is that we can find our hearts and minds lifted to God in thanks and praise even in the midst of challenging life circumstances.