During a time of worship, we sang, “Our God Saves”
As we did, I asked the Lord to save several individuals who were on my heart. Yes, they are believers but they were in need of salvation and rescue in troubling times. Depression, abuse, and ghostly voices from their pasts crashed over them. As we sang, I asked the Lord to go to each person and so He did. To one, he gave a kiss on the top of her head and whispered in her ear. “I’m proud of you.” To another, Jesus crouched by her couch as she lay there in emotional pain, just being there with her. To another, He came as the older brother, listening to her worries.
But He didn’t just stay there with them in their pain. In each scenario, Jesus stood and held out his hand, inviting them to join Him. And when they placed their hand in His, they were lifted high above their circumstances. Together, they danced in and around long ribbons of mauve, blue and sunset pink. Their mourning turned to joy and heaviness turned to lightness. As the ribbons playfully wrapped around them, they bought refreshing. I marvelled as childlike hope flooded over my friends. Jesus was and will always be enough for a child of God.
Ephesians 1:15-20 -“For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.”
All Bible references, unless indicated, are from the NASB 1995 edition.
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