God weaves a thread all through history that He is coming! Then He arrives as a baby to proclaim that He has come. He gives the gift of Himself on a Cross to a lowly, lonesome, sin-filled people and He pours out loves.
Abundant life : to believe that God is where you doubt He can be.Ann Voskamp
Rahab was a woman of the night who dares to believe a single scarlet rope hanging in her window is the symbol of love and salvation. Her faith served her well. She goes on to marry a Jewish prince named Salmon, who becomes the mother in law of Ruth, and the great grandmother of King David. This woman believed God would save her and He did.
ADVENT – scarlet lifeline of Christ has come.
Have you ever lived with a bad reputation, the kind when people see into the eyes looking shamefully and hear a mouth that speaks disdain? I have! I lived with a heart full of disgust and I’ve carried that feeling of being a walking empty vessel. I searched for a cure. I longed to fill the void as it pressed me too sad and dirty lengths to find filling, only to never find the satisfaction or the love promised. God chases those with broken reputation, those with marred and jaded pasts, and scoops us up in his arms and pours the oil of love over us. He fills every crack with the divine, “Grace, Grace, Gods Grace, Grace that is greater than all my sins!” I was wretched but now made whole.
Thank you Jesus for that cord, thank you for the blood let covering of the Cross that makes my reputation and my sin, no more!
Journal this or at least ponder and bring your thoughts to God:
What kind of reputation have you had? How has God cover you?