June 27, 2013
“He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant, but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right.” Isaiah 42:3 The Message
There is nothing in your life too small or insignificant to escape His care. There is nothing in your life that has been bruised .. is bruised .. or will be bruised that is beyond the reach of He Lord’s wholeness for you. There is nothing in your life that is out of joint or unsteady that He cannot make whole in His time. Your whole life was His mission. He was born to save you. He died on a Cross to make you whole. You mean that much to Him. A globe-trotting Major travelled the world describing the whole-making life of Jesus as: “All of Him in All of me”. It took His whole life to reach all of your bruises and hurts. It took His whole life to reach all of the small and insignificant places of your life. It is His whole life that sets you firmly on your feet. It is a lie for you to think that it is up to you. It is a lie to think that Jesus did his part and now it is up to you to do your part. What He does in you is take all of your parts .. broken and dislocated .. misplaced and out-of-alignment .. fractures and scars .. all the parts and He forms your life whole in Himself. You may stumble from time to time … bruised … battered … feeling disregarded. Jesus is not going to walk away from your life. Why not? Because Jesus is making you whole … and that leaves you plenty of room to love Him. It leaves you with the miracle of time wrapped in grace to learn how to walk free and whole in Christ. When Jesus says that his part is to put you on your feet “alive and whole” … he means it. He has the scars to prove it. And He knows more than anyone else around you just how deep your scars really go in your life.. And your part today…? Trust in His life … Live in His love … Share out of His grace ….. in you. It only takes a moment .. really!
“My part is to put them on their feet alive and whole at the completion of time.” John 6:40 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Men and Women finding Jesus at every turn in their lives. (firstname.lastname@example.org) 62708 … Thanks Major!