His Lordship

Isaiah 54:5

Chamber in Sevilla’s Cathedral

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For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.

Isaiah 54:5, ESV

God has claimed us as His own and desires us to know His yoke in our lives. This is what Jesus describes as He desires to take the great burden from us that we may carry that burden which He places upon us and takes upon Himself our burdens. We often struggle against this reality as we seek a resolution on our own, but Christ did not enter Creation to show us how to save ourselves. He did not come as an innocent child just to leave us on our own. He finished the work necessary for our salvation and showed us that the only path to our salvation was to put on His righteousness and take upon ourselves His pure cloak while we leave our dirty rags behind. Sadly, we are often dragged back like pigs to the muck of the sty, rolling and sullying ourselves, but it is our Lord who cleans us up. It's not that our rolling around in the muck of this world is acceptable because of Jesus Christ, but that He is the one who cleanses us and renews us and not ourselves through our efforts to be made right. He is the one who makes us right. He came so that the Old Adam could be replaced so we may be made anew. Because of Him, our place is established with God. We are no longer at the mercy of making sure that we have made all the right sacrifices and prayed the right prayers but that we have the rightful Lord on the throne of our hearts.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.

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