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God Our Helper and Redeemer

Mathew Lukose
Epiphany MTC, NY
6 So we can say with confidence,“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?”

A few years ago we bought a suitcase with a lifetime guarantee. “We don’t care who breaks it,” the manufacturer said, “we will repair or replace it free, forever”. To its credit, the company honored its guarantee for a number of years, just as promised.  But a few months ago the company went out of business and so did the lifetime guarantee. In a world where we cannot always depend on guarantees, there is someone who we can trust; our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Throughout the Bible, we find the Lord’s promise to be with his people at all times.

In this passage the writer of Hebrews is reminding us that God’s promises will last through all time and eternity.  As stated in James 4:14, “we do not know what will happen tomorrow”. But we do know that whatever happens Jesus Christ, the Immanuel, will always be with us. This knowledge can lighten any burden or worry that we may have about the future. Worry can do a lot of things to us; prayer can do a lot of things for us.

In verse 8 of today's passage we find the reassuring testimony: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is our firm foundation who can give us confidence and security in this ever changing world.  Christ is always the same. We love and worship a Savior who is not bound by time. In Revelation 1:8 Christ said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, “who is and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” In verse 17- 18 we read the eternal promise: “Do not be afraid, I am the First and the Last, I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive forever and ever.”

God’s promises are kept. Jesus Christ is with us and within us. He shed His blood on the cross and redeemed us “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. (Ephesians 1:7) Our Lord has sealed us with the Holy Spirit and marked us as His sons and daughters.


Oh Lord, our Refuge and Redeemer; thank you for your unfailing promise that you will never leave or forsake us. Amen  

My Redeemer Lives.  Do you have that assurance?

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