Sunday 17 October, 2021

Hebrews 13:20-25

20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 22 Brothers and sisters, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for in fact I have written to you quite briefly. 23 I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you. 24 Greet all your leaders and all the Lord’s people. Those from Italy send you their greetings. 25 Grace be with you all.

Hebrews ends where it began – with Jesus.  The power and the name through which God made and sustains the whole universe, Jesus himself, (Hebrews 1:2-3) is the same power that is available to me.  Jesus is in me – to “equip me with ALL I need for doing His will” v21 and “EVERY good thing that is pleasing to Him.” v21.

Do I really live with this reality? Do I wake every day with the realisation that because I have placed my hope and faith in Jesus I now have everything I need to get through the day? That the power that made the universe and holds it together and even raised Jesus from the dead is at my disposal? How different would my life be if I lived every moment soaked in the reality of the power that is available to me through Jesus?

Lord Jesus, when anxiety and fear threaten to crowd my thinking, please remind me of this verse – that the power that made and holds the universe and raised Jesus from the dead IS IN ME! You command me not to be afraid and now I know why!  Amen

Written by Boudy Van Noppen

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