Sundays – First Service 8:45a | Formation Hour 10:10a | Second Service 11:15a

Today’s Writer: Lane Bahr

My soul faints with longing for your salvation,

But I have put my hope in your word.

My eyes fail, looking for your promise;

I say, “When will you comfort me?’’ – Psalm 119:81-82

This cry from the heart of the psalmist is one with which we can all identify.  Have you ever wondered if it would be easier to believe if you could see Jesus?  If so, I have always wondered why is it that so many people who encountered Jesus in his own time, did not recognize him for who he was –the Word of God-the Messiah for whom they had waited?  The Word of God was walking among them doing miracles, and still they did not recognize him as God’s promised savior.  Would we have been more perceptive?

How does their lack of understanding and faith compare to ours?  Although we who know the whole story of his birth, life, teachings, death, and his resurrection, many of us also have moments of doubt.

What a glorious moment it is when we realize that Jesus, the Word of God made flesh, came to save us!  We are no longer bound by the idea of trying to be perfect in following the law of the Old Testament.   We are believers redeemed by the blood of Jesus.  We are encouraged to believe, accept, and live into the promise of eternal life with Him.

So, we, who are believers, have put our hope in Jesus and his teachings.  We have received the comfort of God’s promise, which is His Word made flesh.  Through our belief in Him, we receive our longed for and promised salvation.

Heavenly Father, we pray that through our relationship with Christ, we would see your presence, love, and provision in every aspect of our lives, and know without a doubt that your perfect plan for us, your children, is redemption from sin, and reconciliation to you through the sacrifice and death on the cross of your son Jesus Christ.  Amen