Fresh Hope – 18th July 2016

I was watching a programme on TV recently featuring Mike Tyson. The interviewer was talking to him about his kids and what they wanted to do when they grow up. As you can expect, the one question that arose was, ‘Does your son want to be a boxer?’ To which Tyson replied, ‘I took all the punches so that he didn’t have to…’

If you want to know what it is that God has done for you, then there’s your answer. God died a death that you and I should have died, having lived a life that we could not live. He came to earth to do for us what we could not do for ourselves, and because of His great love we get to live freely knowing that He took all the punches so that we didn’t have to!

We no longer have to live in sin, because He became sin for us. We no longer have to experience guilt, shame or condemnation because Jesus has removed it from the equation. We get to live everlasting life because He defeated death on our behalf and today we get to live in victory because Jesus won the fight for us.

Make a decision from this moment forward to live knowing that Jesus has already done it all and He’s won it all, so now you simply just have to rest in His finished work. You’ve got a Father in Heaven who’s already gone before you and has experienced the worst kind of death so that you can experience the best kind of life.

Caleb Burchell

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