Throughout our lives, we have groped for the light. We have searched for meaning and purpose in other things; but the only thing that has satisfied is doing God’s will. Nothing has come close to seeing God’s will working in our lives.
“I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.”
By God’s will, we have life. By His mercy, we have hope of a resurrection to everlasting life. Through Jesus, we have that life. God took us out of the darkness and made us His. We are His elect. No one can take away what God has given us.
God will seize and bind the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan. He no longer has dominion in our lives, for through God’s sacrifice, we are His; He lives in us. Whatever may ail us, God will heal by His Spirit.
Be kind to one another. Give freely to the poor and to the sick. Show mercy to those who need mercy. Be thoughtful and generous to all. God will provide. We ought not to worry, for as God promised, “I will take you to be my people.”