We are Redeemed by Christ

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us for it is written, “Cursed us everyone who hangs on a tree.” Galatians 3:13

Recommended reading: Galatians 3

Samuel Wesley, Sr. was a penniless and unpopular Anglican pastor in Epworth, England and it riled him that his wife, Susanna’s kitchen Bible studies were more popular that his sermons. He was often severe. His crops were burned, livestock maimed and even his home was torched by Epworth’s citizens. He lost his manuscripts and hymns in the fire. Only one hymn, “Behold the Savior of Mankind” was rescued from a 1709 fire at Samuel’s home. This hymn became the
forerunner of many wonderful hymns from his sons, the famous Wesley brothers, Charles and John.

My prayer for the week: Dear Lord, when times seem dark, You give us rays of hope. Hope steadies the faltering soul. We are to care for those around us and help bring them hope. Your love brings circles of light to our daily lives and that provides us joy. Praise the Lord. Amen.