Lord, You stand by Your promises so that I might stand ON those promises
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Father, by Your all-surpassing wisdom, You laid out and carried out a plan which takes in all of heaven and earth in order to personally affect my one simple life! Thank You for choosing to send Jesus to earth to “fix things” that we, Your children, have damaged, destroyed or set aside (2:5-18)
You came in the flesh in order that YOU might:
RESTORE CREATION, with us as caretakers of all that is yours
BE MY PERSONAL PIONEER OF HUMAN SALVATION — You have delivered personally to me the gift of salvation. In Your death, by our Father’s grace, You, Jesus, fully experienced death in every person’s place, including mine.
MAKE ME “FAMILY”– Since I, being one You’ve saved, and You, the One who saves, have a common origin, You don’t hesitate to treat me as family.
UNDERSTAND HOW I FEEL — Since I am made of flesh and blood, it was logical that You, my Savior, took on flesh and blood in order to share in my humanity. You had to enter into every detail of human life, so that You “might become a merciful and faithful high priest.” By doing so, You were able to have “experienced it all Yourself–all the pain, all the testing–and are able to help where help is needed” in my life.
PROVIDE VICTORY OVER SIN — By Your death, Jesus, You destroyed the devil, who holds the power of death no longer. And You have freed me and all who have been held in slavery to the fear of death, or separation from You. You are my high priest who takes away my sins and makes me acceptable to God, my Father.
You, Jesus, are my Restorer, my Savior, my Brother, my High Priest, and my Mighty Warrior! All praise and glory and honor belong to YOU!!! Amen.