What I read today

Leviticus 5-6; Psalm 48; Isaiah 48; Luke 4; Galatians 3

I grew up in 50 miles west of Chicago.  In high school, I worked at a local gas station. During my Junior year in high school, a storm front came through that dropped temperatures below zero and brought with it high winds off Lake Michigan.  Wind chills were 20 below 0 or worse.  The front lasted nearly a month.

To stay warm, I’d wear multiple pairs of socks, insulated boots, long underwear and sweatpants under my jeans, a flannel shirt covered by an insulated flannel shirt with a hoody under it and over all of this a pair of insulated coveralls.

By the time I would get home I would feel like an ice cube.

I remember the feeling of crawling under my electric blanket and turning up the heat.  I’d wrap myself up in that blanket and just let my body relax as the heat wrapped itself around me.

In Galatians Verse 14 Paul says to us, “As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”

Our faith will be stronger on some days than on other days.  There are days we’re going to take a beating.  Days when we’re going to feel ice cold.  It’s going to happen.

When those times come, we need to wrap ourselves in the warm blanket of Christ.  We need to immerse ourselves in Jesus promise to be there every day no matter what.  We need to comfort ourselves in the fact that Jesus took our sins away and now promises us eternity with him in Heaven.

Cold days are coming.  But Jesus is there to provide each of us with his warmth and comfort!



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