Friday, October 28, 2011

The Guarantee

The new wall for our mud room is up and today my husband and I picked out a new door.  I like the door, it lets a lot of people into the house. It is welcoming. It's nice to see that there is hope for something that was so ruined. And, it feels good to me to see that the mud room will go on, it is being rebuilt.
I visited with a friend today, we haven't been able to get together in a long time. But, the friendship between us is strong and true and when we come together we are able to just pick up right where we left off.  It is safe and good, and I always feel good when I am with her. She's a comfort to my heart.  She's my welcoming friend.
Early this morning as I was praying,  I was led to Hebrew 6.  I like the end where it says "We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It's an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up His permanent post as high priest for us in the order of Melchizedek."
When my life was in complete ruins, like my mud room wall, I certainly had to run for my very life to Jesus and grab on! And, on the days when my life is feeling good and normal, I still have to run for my life to him and grab on to his promises, believing him and holding onto to that lifeline for my very breath, knowing that with each day he will rebuild and renew me with his truth.
As I do this, I am welcomed into his presence, just like I am with my dear friends. I am safe, comforted, and loved. He knows me like no other, I do not have to pretend with him.
I'm approaching the year anniversary of when a friend and I had a breech in relationship, it's tomorrow. As I look back on this past year, I marvel, really on all that God has brought me through. It has been a rough year! I have grabbed on to his promises, for sure. He has blessed me with with hope, and he has been an unbreakable lifeline! There have been times that I have wanted to give up, the battle that came from that breech has been huge, but the growth has been even larger! God has shown himself very faithful through it all, and he has reconciled  me and my friend. But, it has not come easy. He has taught me to depend on him and trust him more, and for that I will praise his name.
So, what is the guarantee? It is Jesus. When life is ruined, he will rebuild. When we need a friend, he will provide. When we need his promises, his lifeline, something to grab onto, he will be there, when we think it's all falling apart in relationship, he can reconcile. He is the guarantee.
Jesus, Say That Again, you are my guarantee!


  1. Beautifully written, Bethany. I've re-read it several times already. Thank you for sharing the strength of your faith. Kathy

  2. Nice development on the last theme. I see the beauty in your faith here. Your talent is shining through.


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