Armed with the Gospel… or more accurately the gospel on my arm?
Some years ago there was a phase where many who liked supporting causes wore armbands like these. I was no exception having been influenced by The Make Poverty History movement who sported a white band at that time.
I also had a multi coloured collection I think from the hunger site (a website supporting various causes).
I think it was my younger brother who gave me the gospel band.
It has an easy diagram of the work Jesus has and is doing:
1. The arrow pointing down symbolises Jesus coming into this world as a little baby. The Son of God showing his love and humility.
2. The cross symbolises how he died for our sins on a cross.
3. The little hill is symbolic of the tomb and speaks of how Jesus was buried in the belly of the earth just as had been prophesied.
4. The upward pointing arrow speaks of how he defeated death and rose again three days after burial and equally speaks of how he ascended into heaven.
5. The second downward facing arrow speaks of how he is coming again with great power and glory.
Father thank you that we can come to you. Thank you for good causes we can support and the amazing work they do. We also thank you for Jesus and his beautiful gospel of peace. Teach us how to share it with others. Let thy kingdom come. All glory and honour to your name. Amen
In our lives and in our witnessing, if we truly are His, Jesus is our constant companion:
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
King James Version (KJV)
Thank you Father that you never leave us, your children, nor forsake us. You make your abode, your home with us your disciples. You are our constant companion. You are close, you draw near, you are faithful and worthy to be loved and praised. Through troubles you comfort us. In our times of sin and waywardness you call us to repentance, forgiveness and redemption. You are our hope in this life and for the next. Thank you that those who don’t even know you yet can also come and lay their burdens at the cross and walk with thee our closest truest friend. Thank you for your caring compassionate heart. Amen.
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