by Anne O’Donnell
Sugar and God..
What could these two possibly have in common?
The answer is simple – we can all buy sugar and go home with the same product. But, we will most likely use it for different purposes; for coffee or tea, baking, preparing sauces, jams, and dressings, science experiments, sugar scrubs for exfoliating, tongue burns, hair gels, lipstick extender, unwanted hair removal, fresh flower food, ant killer solution, wasp trap, and many others.
The sugar hasn’t changed just because it’s being used differently. It is still the same sugar as when we left the store.
The same holds true for God’s word which never changes.
We can all read the same scripture, yet apply it differently to specific areas of our lives; for teaching, healing, edifying, encouraging comforting, clarifying, empowering, to lead us, guide us, and direct us, for discernment, for knowledge, for wisdom, as our prayer, and as our answers to conflicts and complexities.
God’s word provides wise counsel for every circumstance, light in every darkness, hope in every crisis, restoration for the broken, reconciliation for the sinner, salvation for the lost, strength for the weary, comfort for the hurting, healing for the sick, authority over darkness, forgiveness for the repentant, and unconditional love for the undeserving.
One product, many applications.
One God, unlimited opportunities for finding freedom.
Father, we thank you that you never change, yet your love holds all power to cover each one of us in our time of need.
My name is Anne O’Donnell – I am married with four grown children, I love Jesus, and I welcome the opportunity to be a part of this community.