As Christians, we are many things. We are rescued. We are free. We are made new. We are children of the Creator of the universe. Our God is a merciful, compassionate, loving, and ever-present God who does so much for us, all without any price to be paid. There is nothing we can do to work for what He does for us and there is nothing we can do to be worthy of it. We are so unworthy, but God loves us and cares for us so He offers all of these to us for free.
We are rescued. God is so good to us for rescuing us from our sins and for rescuing us continually as we walk through life. Isaiah 12:2 says: “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” We can have everlasting, consistent hope and trust in God that He will always rescue us. God is our rock and our salvation; He will always be there for us.
We are free. God saves us from the weight of the world by being there for us to take those weights upon himself. We are free from our sins and its grasp on us. God’s grace will set us free. Turning to the Lord and laying your heart and burdens at His feet will set you free. When reaching out to God, He will see your struggle and your pain. He has a plan for all of us and while His immediate action may not seem like what we were expecting or what would be best for us, He knows what He’s doing.
We are made new. God cleans us from the dirtiness of sin and renews in us a child-like sense of wonder when we draw close to Him. Laying your life down to God and asking for forgiveness of your sins will clean us of their pre-existent weight and make us new again. When we begin to be closer in our relationship with God, He shows us a new view of the world we thought we knew. He instills a new sense of joy and vision in us when we walk in hand with Him. We can truly see all the beauty in the world and have God’s love and joy in our souls. Drawing closer to God will make us new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Being in Christ will create us new again. New creation in Christ is mentioned often in the Bible. It’s a wonderful piece of our relationship with God and changes our perspective on the world wholly.
We are children of God. We devote ourselves to the Lord because He is our righteous Father who will stand by us. One of the things I remind myself and did tell myself when re-devoting my life to God was that I am God’s daughter. He loves me and cares about me. He loves me enough to create a specific plan for my life. He loves me so much that He guides me on the path towards that plan. He loves me so much that He guides me back to Him when I continually stray away or sin against Him. He loves me, and all of us, so much that He does all of these things for us for free.
God is so good to us for caring so much about us that He would allow us all of these things, free of charge. God truly cares about each and every one of His children and wants us to grow in our relationship with Him so we can see that. He sent His only son down to pay the ultimate price and set us free so we can be close with the Lord. It’s amazing that the Creator of the universe would do all of this for each and every one of us. God is a God of mercy and love who wants us to know Him. Making that final step to dedicate yourself to Him and dedicate your life to walking in hand with Him is an incredible thing and an even better feeling. Knowing that everyday all of His love, mercy, compassion, and grace is offered to us is indescribable.