Jesus, Our Redeemer!

“The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand. One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried— our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us. We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures. But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him— our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed. We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And GOD has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:2-6‬ ‭MSG‬‬
https://www.bible.com/97/isa.53.2-6.msg

Dear Heavenly Father, Your love for me is indescribable, Father. Thank you, Lord, for giving your only son to pay the debt for my sins. Jesus, with no sin, took my place on Calvary to shed his blood so I can live. I choose you, Jesus! My creator and redeemer. Thank you for your love, mercy, and grace. Amen

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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