Standing with Confidence

Posted by James Keller on OA12er @ 12:36 AM

Luke 21:28 (GW)
28  “When these things begin to happen, stand with confidence! The time when you will be set free is near.”

Have you ever faced a tragedy and felt calm?  Have you ever been in a life or death situation and yet wasn’t afraid?  In a way, that is what this verse is talking about.  When it seems that your life may be over, yet you are calm or even joyful when you should be scared.  How can this be?  Because of Jesus.  His death on the cross takes the sting out of death.  His extreme suffering on our behalf lessons our suffering.  We look to Jesus and suddenly we are not afraid.  We look to Jesus and a strange peace comes over us.  We look to Jesus and we can have joy in the midst of sorrow.  I don’t understand it.  But then again, I don’t have to understand it.  I just welcome it and stand in awe when it happens.  Has this ever happened to you?

Christ’s slave,

Pastor jim

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