Galatians 1:4 (NLT) Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.
“Jesus was not Plan B.” I’ve heard this statement again and again. The fall of man was no surprise to God. He did not create death. We heard Pastor Ken Cramer recently teach death is simply the absence of life as God created it. Death entered the picture when man (by his own choosing) rebelled, sinned and fell.
Jesus instead chose sacrifice, to extend grace, and rose again. These stark contrasts are plain evidence of our great need for this Risen Savior. This is the foundation upon which faith is built. It is why Jesus is the Head of the Church. The Church is the beloved Body of Christ, the assembled whole of all believers for whom Christ died. He has gathered us unto Himself, the lost, broken and forsaken. He is our Rescuer, Redeemer, Healer and He is Sovereign. As the Head, He has all and final authority. This is the God in whom we can place our trust. This is the Lord your God.
I pray God would reveal His Headship, Sovereignty and Lordship in a new and fresh way. What will you trust God with today?
~ Becky Richmond