Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Well if that doesn’t describe the world situation I don’t know what does. This is exactly what the Message Bible calls today’s scripture. Here it is, printed exactly as it is on

When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place
43 1-4 But now, God’s Message,
the God who made you in the first place, Jacob,
the One who got you started, Israel:
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you:
all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That’s how much you mean to me!
That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,
trade the creation just for you.

Folks this was originally written to the Israelites but the truth is that is exactly how God feels about you and I right now, even now, especially now. God gave up everything for us. He bought us for a huge price. It cost him the life and death of his son, Jesus. But also that sorrow came with resurrection. Friends, won’t you choose to be resurrected with the Saviour today?

Prayer – Father we pray for the hold outs, the ones who still think they can take their own chances. I say to them Fat Chance of that! Please God, Amen.

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