The skies are grey, and shadows come early. The wind blusters as it blows leaves around. The frost in the mornings tells me that surely, it won’t be long ’till there’s snow on the ground.
Autumn seems to affect people in one of two ways. Either they throw themselves into fall, attending football games, soccer games, yard sales, and making smores over fire pits, or they begin a long slow slide into a melancholy and even depressed state of mind. Thankfully, God’s Word is bursting with encouragement. One verse that I find great encouragement from is this:
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”Romans 10:13
I find great comfort in this verse’s message and strength in the word “Lord.” The term “Lord” means master or owner. It means that I am not just a friend but that I belong to Jesus. As my kinsman redeemer, Jesus bought me to save me from God’s coming wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:9). The price for my ransom (Matthew 20:28) was paid by the blood that came from Jesus (Hebrews 9:11-13) when He was on the cross. Therefore, anyone that messes with me is messing with what belongs to Jesus. I like that. 🙂
Today, I was listening to some songs from Amy Grant on Spotify, and they played a song I’d never heard before. It gave me a different perspective on the ownership of Jesus. The lyrics carry us from desperation to confidence, something many people need to do as winter sets in. Here’s the last part of the song:
I will be faithfulAmy Grant, “What He Already Owns”
Help me be strong
’Cause you will protect what you already own
You still protect what you already own.
It is comforting to know that, as believers, we belong to Jesus. Surely, He protects what He already owns.
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