For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor.
Every warrior’s boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
will be fuel for the fire
Isaiah 9: 3f.
This morning it is bleak outside. It is foggy and cloudy. No sunbeam penetrates through. The Rays have brought millions of kilometers, to bring light and heat to the earth. But at the last minute they are blocked, it does not penetrate through the fog. And ours is cold.
It does not care much when I think: Above the clouds the sun shines! ; – Since their life-giving rays do not penetrate to me. Only fog and clouds …
So it is with God’s blessing: They want to endure to the earth as the sun’s rays. They want warmth, to bring light, give life and give pleasure, but the fog blocked all the blessings. All good thoughts and gifts of God get caught in the fog.
This mist is self-pity and bitterness, envy and pride, guilt and shame, the stress and bustle, anxieties and fears … O, then is it your own fault? Can we distribute the fog and the sun of God’s grace through us?
Yes, yes and again yes !! Jesus has given us the opportunity. View Him and not your stupid feelings. Do not be pushed under the yoke of the driver! Become free in the Lord!
Yes, away with the worries and fears, away with my big, fat, sullen ego that thinks only of myself and always wants only have even more …. Get rid of it!
Jesus is the victor over the floor of the driver, the stress, this eternal “I must, I must, I must.” He has ransomed me. He has the authority set a limit, it cannot prevail over me. Even in prison People are free in Jesus!
So I do in my praise music and sing along. I look at Jesus’ love and begin to look forward to. Now my work is slightly out of hand: Jesus helps, He blesses, the fog is gone !!
How good that Jesus came and brought us liberation from ourselves and from all evil! His name be praised !!
Thank you, Jesus, you destroy the powerof the driver and take on the oppressive yoke off my shoulder. You burn the boots and the jacket of the people and forces who want to enslave me. With you I find freedom, joy and peace. How good that you came !!!
Bible Reading Today: Isaiah 9, 1 – 6