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“We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up His permanent post as high priest for us, in the order of Melchizedek.” – Hebrews 6:18-20 (The Message)
When we commit our lives to Christ and give everything to God, we are laying hold of our Eternal Lifeline. Jesus, who has gone before us as our Redeemer and High Priest, is seated at the right hand of the Father, interceding on our behalf. His Spirit is our ever-present help in our time of need; our Source of wisdom and strength – all that we need to be all that He has created us to be.
Our commitment to Christ provides our reason to run this race. He goes before us, walks beside us, and dwells within us, all of our days. When storms come, He remains steadfast, ever supplying security and strength. When we stumble or seem to lose sight of Him, He is swift to provide a path to the cross, so that we again are reminded that as we ask, it has already been done – once and for all of eternity.
As if His mercy and grace were not already so much more than enough, He has gone before us to prepare a place where we may remain in the glory of His eternal presence forever! In Him, we have joy and peace, hope and help, even when we walk through the worst of our days.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You sent Your Son to save us from our sin and Your Spirit to lead and guide us to a life everlasting in You. Forgive us for the times we forget to cling to the cross, and have allowed heartache or regret to weigh us down. Teach us to trust in Truth, so that we may take hold, and never let go. Thank You that You lead us in love, so that we in turn, may love others as representatives of Your heart and hands, so all may find the opportunity to come and cling to our eternal hope in You. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present