@Bill-M Thank you Bill for this week's check in and for getting “carried away” on the wings of eagles to see the cross high and lifted up!
I think that when our hearts and minds were so full of self and self-centeredness and we were literally among, “the walking dead”. Although we appeared to be alive we were dead in our tresspasses and sins. In need of life but not supposing life would come, but only fit to take this body of death to its rightful place, the grave.
But God who is rich in mercy! This is the high, that Jesus went down farther than I ever was! He was raised up on a cross so He could go down! He went down to the grave so He could be raised up! And in our own death and resurrection with Christ we were snatched out of the hand of our former slave master in the greatest rescue mission ever know and ransomed with blood–the highest price ever paid to release those taken hostage.
To be free from the years of slavery that weighed us down! To be forgiven for all the rotten things ever done! To have our lives restored with a love and passion not known. To have a heart filled and a mind that’s clear. This is what causes me to feel as though I am soaring on the wings of eagles like you in this check in Bill! I’m free! I’m forgiven! I’m forever changed because the cross has made me so!
"But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
And now to share this “Good News” with our students and join them in this spiritual battle here at Setting Captives Free, is like winning the World Series to me! But instead of a trophy, I have treasure! And Instead of being an MVP, I have the Master’s Victory Price–the gospel!