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The power of in
By Linda Wegner
The ability of a two-letter preposition to change one’s perspective is powerful. As I mused on what I, we and the world have faced over the past and probably coming months, a well-known verse of Scripture took on new meaning for me this week. It also reminded me of how we need to read God’s Word without prejudice or preconceived interpretation. Huh? What am I talking about? Let me explain.
First of all, the definition of a preposition (although I’m sure you already know this): A preposition is a word that links a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to some other part of the sentence. In His Word God assures us that “in all these things, we are more than conquerors” but sadly, there have been many who have taken this promise totally out of context and used it for their own advantage. Have you, like me, ever heard of unscrupulous people promising deliverance from physical healing for “an offering”? I won’t say any more but suffice it to point again to the Scripture that promised deliverance and peace right in the middle of our trials. And just as wonderful, Jesus already paid the price!
Going through the current pandemic and, for many of us, the discipline of self-isolation has been frustrating and even depressing. I admit to being a social person and going days on end without riding the bus or having tea with friends has been difficult. This is where I am holding on to that glorious promise that in all these things, not just after they’re over and not dependent on a generous offering, we have the unsurpassed blessing and assurance of God’s presence in our lives.
“Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.” Romans 8:37
Lonely? He’s there!
May 4, 2020