Gail's Grace Gems

By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
December 12, 2021
How many times have we hoped something would happen? Hope - what is it?
Hope is defined as trusting in, waiting for, looking for, expect something beneficial in the future. So, where do we find hope for our lives as followers of Christ? Do we look to the world for hope for our future, or do we turn and put our hope for our future in God’s hands?
As we put our faith in Jesus, as Lord and Savior, we are told our faith is the assurance of things hoped for. The things we have not yet seen. (Hebrews 11:1) So what is it we are hoping for, expecting to happen, but has not yet ...
By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
November 19, 2021
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is always the same. He never changes. He is faithful and steadfast. His promises are sure. His love endures. (James 1:17, Deuteronomy 7:9, Joshua 21:45, Romans 4:21, Psalm 136:1)
I have pondered what does this all means for believers in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. ...
By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
October 29, 2021
Ransomed we have been by the blood of the Son of God. Told this are we in Mark 10:45 and Matthew 20:28. Jesus paid the price that God demanded our sins. The payment was the blood of a perfect sacrifice. Not the sacrifice of an animal without blemish as demanded in the Old Testament for temporary forgiveness. But the sacrifice of a human who had lived perfectly, never having sinned at all. Only Jesus could fit this role. For He was sent from Heaven above to earth by God to provide the only way to salvation through His blood. (John ...
By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
October 13, 2021
There I stood, before the cross, bearing my heavy yoke of sin and despair. Each sin was hanging from that yoke, forcing me to fall on my knees. Standing no longer, I fell to my knees under its weight. As I was kneeling before the cross, my head drooped under this horrible load that is my sin. I felt a gentle touch on my shoulder. Lifting my head, I was looking up into a face full of love.
"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me," my Savior said. He gently lifted that heavy yoke that was laden with my sin from my shoulders. He laid a gentle yoke upon my shoulders instead. "My yoke is easy, and my burden is light. I will give you rest, He said to me. ...
By By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
September 30, 2021
John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” is a verse I meditated on today. Here is the response I wrote that I wanted to share with others today. I hope you are encouraged by these words:
Into a dark world came.
The Light that leads to life ...