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"Peace amid Pain "
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First practice: trust in the Divine redemption
“Precious Blood” (2)

The peace inside us during Pain is based on Hope; and our hope is not only by Jesus bloodshed for us, for how miserable we would be if we put our hope in Jesus death without considering His resurrection; Apostle Peter writes in the beginning of his epistle “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” And writes also: “who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.” (1 Peter 1:3,21) So our redemption is based not only on Jesus death and shedding of his blood for us, but it is based also on Jesus resurrection. We trust that He: “who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.” (Romans 4:25)

Redemption also means procure and own: “and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” (2 Corinthians 5:15); now, we do not belong to ourselves, so if God gives or takes, we can say what Job has said: “The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD.” (Job 1:21) What makes us more sad and depressed if we lose something, is the feeling that we owned a thing then we lost it; but when a believer is aware and certain that he was bought at a price and that he, with all what he owns, is not for himself, but belongs to the one who bought him, then he will not be sad, for basically, he owned nothing that he might lose afterwards.

Our life time here, whether long or short is a life of strangeras and aliens; our Lord has paid its price and bought it by his precious blood, therefore He has the right to do with it what is good in his sight.

Brother, we must not be afraid after we put our lives, homes and families under the protection of the blood, yet we have to trust and be reassured that all what might happen returns to our good, even though we see things not going good in our sight. Because the One, who suffered on the cross, died and redeemed those who hated Him, He definitely will shepherd, protect and save whom he redeemed.

Magdy Samuel

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