It's all about Jesus.
The story from beginning to end is the story of the Savior. We are overcome with the deep dark recognition of the fact that that we can’t do anything about our sad and sorry state of affairs.
We try to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps.
We want to have a 2012 that's different.
We commit to doing more and trying harder.
It’s exhausting - are you tired before you’ve even started?
Jesus came to set captives free from the burden of having to figure everything out. He came to clean up what we could never fix on our own. He came to redeem and renew. Jesus has set us free from guilt, condemnation and the belief that we don’t measure up and He frees us to admit we don’t have what it takes. But Jesus does. When we look at Jesus and his accomplishments for us we take comfort knowing all our mistakes are forgiven.
Although our rebellious hearts have resisted,
God in Christ has been stronger.