Somebody needs to hear this tonight:
“Beloved. Fear not. Be assured of this very thing. Your Redeemer lives!
Oh yes, My Child. He who was dead is now ALIVE FOREVERMORE!
Your God is not dead. I run to the weary and the brokenhearted, the fearful and the lonely.
I AM a Father to the fatherless and a Champion of widows. The One who was broken now makes you whole. The One who was rejected has made you a Child of God.
I took your shame so that you could walk in abundant life everlasting with a clear conscience. I carried your diseases so that you could walk in health.
I love you, I love you, I love you. You were worth it all, My Child. Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not kindle upon you.
Do not be afraid; I AM the First and the Last, and the Living One; I was dead, and behold, I AM alive forevermore.
My Voice is the sound of many waters and My Face is shining into your life like the sun in all its strength!
Be not afraid, Beloved! Your God arises and your enemies are scattered!
Your Redeemer lives!”
“And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; and His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters. And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death,” Revelation 1:12-18.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry