2:4 And God confirmed the message by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever He chose.
2:11 So now Jesus and the ones He makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them His brothers and sisters.
2:18 Since He Himself has gone through suffering and testing, He is able to help us when we are being tested.
These are a few of the verses sticking out to me this morning... Thank You Lord for Your Holy Spirit and the gifts You provide through Him!! Thank You also for making us sons and daughters, for extending to us the same life and inheritance of Christ! Thank You for being our Helper when we are being tried and tested, thank You!
Thank You for living as we do, and dying for ALL who free willingly look to You to be freed from the fear of death. For those of us who have encountered some measure or glimpse of dying, we know exactly the fear associated to the uncertainty, confusion, desperation and loneliness that comes from potentially being out of Your presence forever. Lord, I pray this morning we are able to see clearly, exactly what You have done by living and dying, for our sake. Thank You for taking that image beyond just the fear of dying, and creating a picture of where we are truly living for You, in Your presence NOW.
THANK YOU AND AMEN!