By Vickey Pahnke Taylor
- Greater trust brings greater peace. We don’t know the end from the beginning from the back from the front. But He does. We’re on His timetable, so to speak. Because “…my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” [Isaiah 55:8]
- We are worth more than we have any understanding. Our heritage is a divine one. Because we have temporarily forgotten does not lessen our royal standing. And our God has not forgotten! He sees us with eyes that “know.”
- His love can fill up deep holes. Quickly. If there have ever been times you’ve felt empty - really empty – where did you go to try and fill the hole? How? With whom? I’ve felt empty in my stomach; in my heart; in my soul. Sometimes I’ve taken the long road to Him. When I’ve gone straight to the One Source, I have found – or remembered – that Christ is always full. Full of goodness, Full of light. Full of love. In an instant, we may be filled!
- The Atonement must be taken into account. Christ bled from every pore. It is not only one or two drops of that blood that applies to us. It was every single pore that He bled for us. Personally. When we can begin to see that every single drop of blood spilt was for us… Every one of us…our hearts begin to change. We begin to accept the full Atonement and the more full joy that comes with it. When we begin to understand this part of the Atonement, we grasp that we can be filled by the One who is qualified to do so. We are covered. He owns us with His precious blood. It was for us and our needs, sins, illnesses and diversions that he made the offering.