Faith - The One Year Devotions for Moms

Faith

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

Romans 5:1

In a small farming town, a young family’s two-story house caught fire in the middle of the night. Everyone in the family bolted out of the smoke-filled house into the front yard—except a five-year-old boy. The father stood in front of the house and looked up to see his crying son at a bedroom window, rubbing his eyes.

Knowing it would not be wise to go back into the burning house to rescue his son, the father yelled, “Jump, Son, and I’ll catch you!” Sobbing, the boy replied to his father’s voice, “I can’t see you!” The father confidently yelled back, “But I can see you! Go ahead and jump.” And the boy did. He jumped and was secure in his father’s arms.

The choice this young boy made reminds me of the commitment we make when we decide to put our trust in Jesus. In the boy’s helplessness, his father came to save him. In our helplessness, God came to save us. He didn’t come to us because of our strength—he came to us because of our weakness.

As a result of Jesus’ death and our faith, Romans 5:1-5 tells us we receive peace with God, access to God, hope, confidence amidst the daily trials of life, and a personal experience with God’s love. If we realize that he died to save us from our sin, we see our helplessness and realize that jumping into his arms is a very wise choice. In fact, it’s the only way we can live!

Father,

Thank you that you always see us, no matter where we are. Thank you that in our helplessness you sent Jesus to save us. Please help us to put our trust in you. Amen.

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