Love Beyond Words
by Ruth Croft 18 April 2022
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For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken.
Today’s actual thought is very short but I wanted to add a few words to put it into context.
During Lent I, along with the members of our Knit and Natter group and knitters from all over the world, shared together in a “Knitalong”. Each day comprised a few rows of a specially devised knitting pattern accompanied by a bible verse and a few words and/or a picture, poem or music to ponder as you did your knitting. (For those who are interested, you can find pictures of the finished knitting at the bottom of this post).
In one of the reflections this question in particular set me thinking - What does “salvation” mean to you and what might it mean to others?
The dictionary defines it as “being saved from harm, ruin or loss”.
A theological definition includes words like deliverance, redemption and reclamation.
For me, it is simply the knowledge that I am loved beyond words by my heavenly father. Loved so much that he sent his own son, Jesus, who not only died that I would be saved from sin, but who was raised from the dead and lives forever to intercede for me and all those that I love.
The challenge, for those who accept it, is to share this wonderful news with as many people as we can.
John 14: 6-7
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.
If “being saved” doesn’t resonate, what best expresses God’s saving power to you?
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Help us, the redeemed, to be strong in purpose and unity
Declaring aloud, be praise and glory, wisdom and thanks, honour, and power and strength be to our God forever and ever.
Be to our God forever and ever!
(adapted from the song ‘Salvation belongs to Our God')