Water for the Thirsty
Weekly Devotional

Water for the Thirsty


Weekly Devotional

‘As the deer pants for streams of water so my soul pants for you, O God’. (Psalm 42:1)
‘…Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink”…’ (John 7:37)

13th November 2011

Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.

On this day, people from across the nation, pause to reflect on the sacrifice made by brave servicemen and women.

We enjoy a lot of freedom.

We are free to come to church and worship, we are free to choose what work we want to do, we are free to choose where we want to live, we are free to choose most of the things that affect our daily lives.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to us to realise that freedom isn't free? Someone had to pay the price for us to have the freedom that we enjoy.

Many men and women have helped to pay that price. Some have served in the military and many of them have fought in wars. Many of us have loved ones who gave their lives fighting for our freedom. These are the ones that we honour as we celebrate Remembrance Day.

We have a lot of freedom, but the greatest freedom that we have is the freedom that we have in Jesus Christ.

The Bible teaches that the penalty for sin is death, but you and I have been set free from this penalty. We have been set free because Jesus paid the penalty by dieing for us on the cross setting us free from the power of sin.

Instead of death, we have been given eternal life. This freedom wasn't free; Jesus paid the price.

This week as we celebrate Remembrance Day, let us remember to stop and thank God for those who have paid the price for our freedom.

Let us also remember to thank God for Jesus, who has set us free from the penalty for sin, because he was willing to pay the price.

You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men (1 Corinthians 7:23).
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed (John 8:36).

Have a good week making this our prayer,

Dear Father,
thank you for the freedom that we enjoy. We are thankful for those who paid the price for that freedom, but even more important, we thank you for the freedom we have because Jesus was willing to pay the penalty for our sin.

Pastor Barry

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