God's Grace for 2021
The new year is upon us! In some ways, it seems like 2020 went on forever, but on the other hand, it flew by. For about four months of the year, many of us were stuck at home and the world as we knew it came screeching to a halt. It was a year like no other and one that I personally would rather not repeat.
In spite all that, I will say that I learned a few things throughout the year. I learned how to be still, how to wait, and how to depend on God. In all of the uncertainty and chaos, He remains the same. It is because of Christ that I have peace in this troubling time. Without Christ, we are left with unrest, with panic, and with anger. With Him, I have understanding that He is still in control. I have an understanding that the world is broken, full of sickness, death, hate and greed because of the sin of humanity rebelling against God our creator. These things are true, but Christ came to bring redemption and Salvation to all who call on his name. Scripture says that Jesus is the only way to be set free from the evils of this world. (John 14:6)
In this new year, I am thankful for doctors and scientists that are working hard to find cures for this disease and I believe that God gave them those abilities, however, I know that Christ is the true remedy for all sickness, for all sin, and for eternal death. He came to bring us life. A life found in Christ is a life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Gal. 5:22-23)
The world will pass away, but if you will allow Christ to be the remedy for your brokenness, you will join me and others in an eternal life in the presence of our creator God. May he receive all the glory, honor and praise forever.
"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."