Wednesday, 27 March 2013

By what power? - Lent 33

Who is going to deliver you from your time of trouble?
Who is able to bring you peace in the midst of your turmoil?
Are you strong enough to fend off the attacks of others and the world?

While you think about an appropriate answer to these questions, reflect on these words from Psalm 33

"No king is saved, by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its strength it cannot save." - v.16-17

This Easter period remember that all our human attempts at saving ourselves will prove fruitless. We can never save ourselves. But if you disagree with me, that's fine. Keep trying to prove yourself to others by trusting in your own strength, might, intellect and brilliance.

When you are tired of trying that, remember this:
Salvation is found in only one person - Jesus!

"The first step in a person's salvation is knowledge of their sin." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield." - v.20

Living in Grace

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