December 11

Isaiah 12:2-3

“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation.” vs. 2

Sometimes we get tentative when we think and talk about our salvation and almost give the impression that it somehow depends upon what we have said or done. Of course such a notion is pure foolishness and has nothing to do with reality. Isaiah gets it right. God is our salvation…God is the one who delivers us from sin…God is the one who makes us whole. What powerful good news! The salvation we have in God doesn’t depend on our behaviors or our theologies and we certainly don’t need to worry or fret about it. There’s enough in our lives to be concerned about…relationships, global warming, the middle east crisis, political corruption, aging, disease…the list goes on and on. All of those things can occupy our minds and they certainly bring plenty of anxiety, sometimes so much we can’t even sleep at night. The one thing we don’t need to be concerned about is the love of God. It’s been all wrapped up and tied with a bow…it’s what we’ll be celebrating this Christmas. And because God is our salvation maybe we don’t need to worry so much about those other things. It could even be that in our great God we will find the strength and the might to overcome our fears and anxieties. That’s what happened for Isaiah…it can certainly happen for us!

Thought for the Day: Why do I worry when my salvation is secure?

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