Saturday, July 17, 2021
No Matter What Dark Barriers Block Our Way Towards Grace
God Removes Them
And Sends Us To Remove the Barriers from Others’ Ways Towards Grace.
He heals the broken-hearted, and binds up their wounds.
Very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back.
Words of Grace For Today
There are always obstacles,
waiting for us each day,
stopping us in our tracks if we let them,
obstacles that are so big they defy any expectation that we can deal with them.
We can only continue on if God deals with them,
by sending someone to remove the obstacles from our way forward.
Physical obstacles are one thing.
Obstacles on our hearts and minds, obstacles of our faith or lack thereof, are the kind of obstacles that most severely trap us in places where we cannot live, thinking ways that rob us of life, fearing life and our enemies (most of all our unseen and unknown enemies) with each breath.
God heals our broken hearts and minds.
God heals our broken hopes and dreams.
God rises from the dead, laid in a tomb, and is nowhere to be found when we go to move the processes of death one day forward.
God overcomes death, overcomes our brokenness and our sinfulness and our everything that gets in the way of living abundantly for God.
God gives us life, again and again even as we turn from God.
Thanks be to God!
Now it’s our turn to be God’s healers for others’ broken hearts, minds, dreams and hopes.
What will that look like for us today?