How often do we think of the meaning of that word “save”?
We use it to “save” money…
As an SOS message in times of distress…”save our ship” or “save our souls”…
A goalie stopping a puck from going into the net…”nice save!”
A dream I had Friday night reminded me of another meaning for that word. Someone in my dream asked me how they could be “saved”, and I automatically replied, “You have to go to church”. But when I woke up and thought about it I realized that that is not entirely true. All you have to do is read Romans 10:9 and follow through. It’s right there; an open invitation to all of us, and that truly is a nice save.
Here is a scripture I learned many years ago which came my way again yesterday:
“…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land…” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Again, whether we believe or not, there is always something to think about.
That is the question…but the continuation of the question is…happy. To be or not to be happy? This post is in answer to the question often posed to me, “Why are you always smiling?” Enough said. John 15:11 These things have I spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. Happy Sunday.
The reading in Our Daily Bread magazine for September 16th was about being set free by Jesus, and asks the question, “What has Jesus set you free from? How can you share with others what He’s done for you?”
Over the many years I have lived, He has set me free from smoking, swearing, jealousy, worry, doubt, dread, anxiety, and perhaps some things I am forgetting.
However, there are two things He has not set me free from: procrastination and vanity.
I recently procrastinated my way out of some furniture for my new apartment, and when I finally decided to order it, the price was two hundred dollars higher and the delivery date three months down the road; neither was acceptable to me.
As for vanity…I fell face first down some stairs on September 1st and am still wearing some of the bruises. This has kept me from meeting and mingling with people in the retirement home I recently moved to. I wear my Covid mask even when not needed just to hide my face.
So, what has Jesus set you free from? Or not! Happy Sunday.
Remembering Sept 11, 2001, the day the twin towers fell in New York City at the hands of terrorists flying their planes into the buildings killing over 2700 people, I can’t help remembering that a similar scene is mentioned in the Bible.
“In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill.” Isaiah 30:25 NIV
I can’t explain the ‘flowing streams of water’, but feel there must be some significance.
It never ceases to amaze me how biblical happenings are repeated in our lives today.
It is good to remember this, and that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8. NIV, even when the towers fall.