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Sovereignly Saves

God sovereignly created the heavens and the earth, and He has held them each in their place throughout the ages. He sovereignly created you and me, as He lovely knit and wove us together in the safety of our mothers’ wombs. He knows the hairs on our heads, and He sovereignly ordains our days. He saw the great chasm that sin brought into the world, separating His beloved creation from the glory of His Presence—His heart broke at the severed condition of our relationship with Him. He knew that there was no way for mankind to possibly right itself with Him, so He sovereignly sent His Own Son to bear the burden for us all. Jesus came to pay the ultimate price for your sin and mine; He gave His life as a sacrifice for all who would believe in His Name. Jesus’ death on the cross was no surprise to our Heavenly Father—it was His sovereignly orchestrated plan from before time even began. Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior purposefully came to set us free from the curse of sin and the threat of death. He sovereignly invites each of us to take our place in His eternal heavenly Kingdom. No one else, past, present, or future has the power to save—our God is the God who sovereignly saves.

God alone is our Savior.

Psalm 68:19-21, “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.”

These are the actual steps that Jesus walked up as He was led to Caiaphas the high priests' house where He faced accusations that would lead to His death. After enjoying the Last Passover Supper and praying in the Garden, Jesus walked from the Garden of Gethsemane, across the Kidron Valley, up these steps, to the hillside this picture was taken from. Although Jesus was led by His captors, He was ultimately charge. He could have called on the angels of Heaven to save Him, but He purposefully walked this path for you and me. He is sovereign in all things. His life was not taken from Him—He freely gave it to set us free.


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