#1247 – Through Us

Good morning people who are conduits of grace

(By David McCracken)

We have been talking about how our woundedness can become redemptive in the lives of others.

Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

A great example is that of Joyce Meyer; someone who was so abused as a child and teenager and had so much to forgive. Yet today, whenever Joyce speaks on the power of forgiving, she imparts life and hope to all who hear her.

Joyce had to face a choice: to live a life of anger and unforgiveness or to set herself free of that tyranny by accepting God’s grace and seeing His capacity to forgive channelled through her to those who had been her persecutors.

I am not trying to discount your suffering or pain. I am saying that Father’s redemptive love is miraculous in its ability to transform that suffering into a well of life for others and, in the process, set you free from its effect forever.

My friends, it is a choice: a painful one but a powerful one.

The wonder of it is that He can first empower us to make that choice. We acknowledge our difficulty in that process and reach out for His love and grace to replace our own human ability to do so.

I assure you, He will if you ask him to.

I rejoice in God’s redemptive grace.

(Today’s BIY written by David McCracken)
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