Wednesday Reflection, January 29, 2020
A Gentle Savior
A bruised reed he will not break and a dimly burning wick he will not quench – Isaiah 42:3a… today’s watchword.
Brothers and sisters, today’s watchword reminds us of how loving, kind and gently the Lord our God is. We being born in sin and shaped in iniquity are fragile beings. We are produce that really could be considered as a “bad batch”
Sin defiles us, places limitations on us that God did not intend and yes, sin appears as if it makes us healthy and happy, providing a perpetual high but in reality, what the practice or habit of sin does is to distract us from reality and then defeats us, further by blocking us from our true purpose which is to serve God wholeheartedly.
God in His infinite wisdom and grace, continues to make provisions for us for although sin has rendered us incapacitated, Jesus’ loving arms remain opened to us, welcoming us into His gentle embrace though we be bruised reeds and dimly burning wicks. The gospel according to Luke 19:10 reinforces the fact that “the son of man came to seek out and to save the lost”
There will always be those among us who are expecting God to be to them the type of superhero the world has come to love and magnify, however, we know that those types of heroes are based on vain imaginings.
In Christ, lies all we need. His hand is always outstretched and his arms are ever ready to receive us especially after sin and life has left us poor reeds bruised with our wicks dimly lit…
Drained and weary from a life of confusion, uncertainty and pain, our Father God, bids us come. Until next week,
May you find all you seek in the will and presence of the Lord.