Before Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they were naked and unashamed. But after they took the forbidden fruit – and everything changed forever for humanity – they realised they were naked, and were ashamed. At this point, they tried to hide from God…. Shame is something we’ve all felt at some… Continue reading You’re in full view, and it’s OK.
How valuable do you think you are? How much do you think you’re worth? Do you think you deserve the love of someone who was willing to die on your behalf? This verse reminds us that God paid a high price for us. The price was the life of his son, Jesus – the only… Continue reading Where to look when you need to know your value
As you reflect on the birth of Jesus this week, remember why he was sent. Christ was sent to earth by God as a baby, who would grow up not to condemn – but to save us from our sins through his death on the cross. Jesus came to take my place, and yours, and… Continue reading Why did Jesus come?
You are not the sum total of what you wear. You are not the sum total of the reading on the bathroom scales. You are not the sum total of the result you got in the HSC. You are not the sum total of texts you got today. You are not the sum total of… Continue reading You are not the sum total of what others think about you
Do you ever stop to recognise that Jesus died for your sins once and for all? In dying on the cross, Christ, in his perfection and innocence, paid the price for all our stuff-ups, mistakes, and omissions. One event in history wiped our slates clean. Then Jesus, after he died, actually rose again from the… Continue reading He died once and for all. It is finished.
http://bible.com/111/isa.53.5.NIV He did this for you… He did this for me. May we take time to reflect on our Saviour’s sacrifice both now, and always. By his stripes we are healed.
Ever met anyone whose favourite expression is ‘I’m sorry’? Some might consider it an admirable trait to be perpetually penitent. And certainly humility is a good thing, as is taking ownership when we really have done something wrong. But to be continually self-deprecatory? To constantly assume we’re the ones in the wrong?… Some people seem… Continue reading I’m just so sorry…