Mother's Day Plus One
Graduation

Hope

 

I'm just going to put this out there.

Never forget that what God required, you couldn't do. Christ did it for you. His grace is your hope. Paul David Trip

 

In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters. He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly, I will sing your praises.” And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.” Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason, he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:10-18

We can't give ourselves credit. Nothing is ours. Oh, we may accomplish great things in this life, but who really cares? Everyone is out to do better than the next, always climbing ladders that lead to nowhere. Jealousy stumbles and crumbles family ties and friendships. Disappointments become the daily norm. We know fear is a liar yet we hang onto the greatest one; God didn't for me. We pray, but we pray our worldly expectations. We lay our problems at the cross and then pick them back up in a heartbeat, never allowing God the trust he deserves. We criticize anyone whose appearance isn't mirror imaged and ridicule those who live lives that make us feel blessed; all in the Name of Jesus.

So that we might become a merciful people and faithful to the High Priest in service to God, we must want to imitate His life. In our minds we know we will never match up, never be good enough, never know enough, never ever live up to Jesus the Christ, Savior of humankind, but does this mean we shouldn't try? The life of Jesus IS the instruction manual for living. Today, we have the Word of God where he teaches us. We have life experiences where He grows us, some more than others, but numbers don't matter, just our souls do.

He broke the power to save our soul. Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. This is my hope. I pray it is yours.

Don't allow life to get in the way. Acknowledge Him.

 

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