5, 6, 10, 11
Isaiah 1:21-31 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Luke 20:9-18
God heard the moans of His creation when we were in a hopeless state of despair. He heard us as we were destroying the life that He created from the dust, images designed in His likeness. Because of His love and compassion for us, God kept the promise of redemption that was made at our fall from grace. We asked for God to rescue us from the oppression that caused our minds to despair, and He saved us. Our hearts were filled with great sorrow and God’s Spirit wrapped us in grace. God sent His Son in the form of a baby whose purpose was to die so that we might be saved from darkness, despair, and hopelessness. A baby destined to be judged and put to death in a most heinous way by His own creation. We accept the gift of God’s sacrifice, to unpack it as we engage with those, we encounter on the paths we walk. We work to show the mercy and grace demonstrated towards us by our Heavenly Father’s sacrificial love. During times of heartache, pain, and injustice we choose to work to demonstrate a love freely shown toward us. He gave His only Son that we can live in this present time with hope in the promise made at His birth, death, and resurrection. A promise that one day the Creator will return so that we may live in His glorious presence forever.
Father God, Thank You for your mercy, grace, and never failing love. Thank You for calling our names. Amen.