Thursday, September 30, 2010


Today, I'm overwhelmed.

And overwhelmed again.

No, it's not life, my children, my husband, or my house that's so overwhelming (although it certainly could be), it's the precious reminder we read in the Heidelberg Catechism this morning that overwhelms me.

Question 1: What is your only comfort in life and in death?

Answer: That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation.
Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him.
Now isn't that overwhelming? To dwell on Christ's redeeming and sanctifying work in the lives of his people? To meditate on the perfect and complete salvation I have in Christ? To marvel at His wonderful provision and care for me, His child?

I'm overwhelmed.

And overwhelmed again.

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eph2810 said...

Oh, I love the answer of the Heidelberg Catechism :) And you are right - it can be overwhelming to know we belong to Him.

Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Love & peace,
<>< Iris

pam said...

What an extravagantly wonderful overwhelmed! It is so far beyond our human often humbled at the depth of His extravagant love.

Denise said...

May you be blessed beyond belief.

The Eskestrands said...

how neat! i just did a 'thankful thursday' post and then went to catch up on other blogs and found that you did one too! thank you. :) yours was much more overwhelming/needed than mine was.


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