Far as the curse is found

Reflections from the Pulpit

Posted 12/9/21

A woman walks in the early darkness of a December evening, shoulders stooped ...

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Far as the curse is found

Reflections from the Pulpit

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A woman walks in the early darkness of a December evening, shoulders stooped against the flurried snow, scarf wrapped against the cold wind, heart weighed down, bowed low by care and sin. The tinsel and lights and lit shop windows wink festively, but her soul cries out silently: “Is there hope?” “Can my condition be remedied?” “Is there forgiveness and purpose for me, personally?”

Suddenly, on the wind, the sound of church bells chime. The words of the ancient hymn ring out: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!”
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.
“Far as the curse is found!” These words give hope to every longing heart, struggling against sin, weighed down by human condition.

The high message of Christmas is this: Your sins are fully paid for, by God incarnate. Today! “Behold, now is the time of God’s favor; behold, now is the day of salvation!” (2 Cor. 6:2). No matter how deep the curse of sin runs, in your life, or your family’s life, God has come to redeem it, and has made full satisfaction for it – far as the curse is found.

Every single person who heeds the call of Christ, and receives the Good News, through repentance and saving faith – godly sorrow for personal sin, confessing and turning away from it, no longer excusing, or propagating it – can be forgiven and freed. In this promise, we are delivered from the curse, and united with the blessing. Darkness is cast out, and light dawns for children of God, growing in power and clarity until that final Day. For individuals and families who have long struggled under the curse of sin – the generational layers of silent pain, control, manipulation, and bondage – this is the promise of freedom and release.

He comes to make His blessings flow far as the curse is found – Far As The Curse Is Found! Alleluia.

Receive the Good News, friends! Merry Christmas.

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