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Ransomed

April 17, 2016

Trading floor at Chicago Board of Trade (PD)

Jewelers, the shopping channels on cable television, and the Commodity Exchanges worldwide all identify gold and silver as “precious” metals. The Apostle Peter, however, had a different understanding.

Knowing that you were ransomed…not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ…” (1 Pet. 1: 18).

Lord Jesus, the world can weigh heavily on us. Others may fail to see the value of our work or fail to see us at all. Our dreams may shatter, and our hearts break. Satan stands ready at moment’s notice to whisper in our ear that we are worthless, our efforts useless. But those are lies.

You made us in Your image, Lord. Our worth is measured not by our accomplishments, but rather by Your great love for us…Your willingness to die in our place, the ransom for many Isaiah had prophesied.

You do not measure success in terms of the luxuries and honors the world values. Dollars and cents are as nothing, in Your grand scheme. They will vanish in the blink of an eye. The real things, the important things, will remain.

Whenever we act out of love, we reflect You. The smallest word, a look or smile, can brighten someone’s day; it may save a life. Your gifts to us – faith despite our circumstances, and a desire to help others despite the cost – these are eternal. In exercising them, we honor You.

Help us remember these truths. Surround us with Your love, Lord. And help us to share it with the world.

Amen

READERS CAN FIND MY VIEWS ON ABUSE AND ABUSE-RELATED ISSUES AT ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse  https://avoicereclaimed.com

8 Comments
  1. “Others may fail to see the value of our work or fail to see us at all. Our dreams may shatter, and our hearts break. Satan stands ready at moment’s notice to whisper in our ear that we are worthless, our efforts useless. But those are lies.” Amen to that! It all fits. And Amen to your prayer, dear sister. Don’t listen to him. You are a blessing to us all.

  2. Reblogged this on lovehappinessandpeace and commented:
    A Beautiful Prayer, and Words of Wisdom.

  3. Oh, Anna. Your voice. So beautiful. So necessary. So true. Ancient hymns. Back to the Beginning. Much love.

    • I am speechless, Kimberly. Your own voice is so eloquent. There is nothing I can say but thank you.

      With love,

      A. ❤

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