This year’s theme has been redemption, mostly because that’s what the story I am working on is about. The daily reminder that I am never too far gone for God’s grace is a sobering thought. By no means does this mean sin all you want and ask for forgiveness, then you’re golden. If you’re truly in Christ, you will desire to love and obey His commands.
𝘕𝘰 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘰𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘎𝘰𝘥’𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘮, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘰𝘥.
1 𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙣 3:9
My main character runs away from her problems, feeling as if she’s too broken and damaged to be loved by anyone, especially Christ. We’ve all felt that way, at least I know I have. Things seem to be spiraling out of control, and we turn to everything but the one thing we need, Christ.
𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘐 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘐 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘐 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘰𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘮𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦. 𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴 2:20
Christ’s blood delivers and redeems us. When we feel too far gone, we should come back to the truths of God’s word. We are new creations, who we were in the past is no longer who we are today.
𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘪𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵, 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘖𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺; 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬, 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦. 2 𝘊𝘰𝘳. 5:17