I made our banner today and had to share what lead me to this inspiring image of our family and the scripture that God brought to my heart while making it...
2 Samuel 22:17-18,20
"He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of the deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me....re rescued me because He delighted in me."
"But you are to hold fast to the Lord, as you have until now."
Last nigh was Palm Sunday, the day that Christ rode into town on a donkey as royalty to the people of Jerusalem to give them a sign of peace that He had come as a savior. A week later the crowd, disappointed that He wasn't the savior they expected screamed Crucify Him... and He shed His blood for our sins. His blood brought peace... peace in the garden as He asked God to take the cup from Him, peace towards us when his blood spilt at the lashings before the cross, peace between us when his side was pierced and his heart spilled His blood and he breathed his last breath.
I never realized until last night that our enemy is our sin, and we live in a darkness that is the World. But God has redeemed us, He's rescued us... from our great enemy, from ourselves, from sin.
We have a lot of big decisions to make in the next 6 months for our family... but knowing that God has spilt His blood for our peace, we are going to hold on to Him and He has taken hold of us.