Rising Joy by Vicki Matheny
The Lord rescues his servants; all who take shelter in him escape punishment. Psalm 34.22
Have you ever been out walking when you were suddenly caught in a downpour? What is the first thing that you try to find? You look for somewhere that you might get away from the rain before you get soaked to the skin.
There is a place of shelter that every man and woman should seek out. It is the shelter provided by the Lord. In the Lord, we have protection from the punishment of being stained with sin. He has provided everything that is needed in Jesus Christ. You only have to meet the conditions of obedience to be able to have the protection from the eternal consequences of your sins. Jesus paid the price for all when he died on the cross. However, not everyone will accept his grace and redemption when it is offered to them. Only by accepting it, can you receive it.