Time for Grace-June 25, 2024

Time for Grace-June 25, 2024

Colossians 1:11-14

You are being strengthened with all power because of his glorious might working in you. Then you will have complete endurance and patience, joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. The Father rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Many people fear the dark, unable to see the dangers lurking around them. We are like that when we are stuck in our sins, knowing we have done something wrong and looking over our shoulders with the fear of being caught. When someone is stuck in their sins without forgiveness, their conscience plagues them, guilt chases them, and shame overwhelms them.

Because of Jesus, we are not stuck in that predicament. He has removed us from the darkness of our sins and brought us into his kingdom of light. Jesus suffered in our place for all our sins so that none of our iniquities burden us. His salvation for us was your plan and power to restore us to you; his suffering, death, and resurrection have moved us from darkness into the light.

By faith in Jesus, we have sure hope of eternal life, and the joy of heaven is ours. Your plan of salvation demonstrated your tremendous power because it overcame the power of sin and death. Let us share our hope with those who do not know you so that they, too, will be redeemed and have the forgiveness of sins and eternal life through faith in Jesus. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

God displayed his immense power over sin through his plan of salvation, which is for all people and comes to each person by faith in Jesus. Know that Jesus suffered for all your sins so that you will have eternal life by believing in him.