Many people ask, “Is it possible to really know peace in these troubled times.” The answer is yes! And today’s devotional offers a vital secret as to how this can be your experience. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Isaiah 53:6Isaiah 53:6 ESV
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
“In the days of the Mutiny in India there was a young officer (Major Malan) in the Horse Guards who was seeking the light. He had tried the ‘glittering fantasies’ but had found nothing there. ‘The more I read the more weary I got. What were they? Fiction. What I wanted was fact, truth; yea eternal truth. At last I threw them all away and struck more and more to my Bible. At length the light burst on my soul.
“‘I was riding back from Mess one night upon my camel, grieving over the uselessness of my life for the glory of God and the good of man, when there came into my mind the verse, ‘All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.’ The iniquity of us all? Then all my iniquity, that means, all my sins of omission as well as commission, all laid by God on Christ, all borne away, all forgiven. Oh, the joy and peace! I have often since been grieved and distressed by sin, but I have, thank God, never, never lost that peace, the peace of free, full, and eternal forgiveness.’”
[Amy Carmichael, Gold by Moonlight, 136 in The Speaker’s Bible XIII edited by James Hastings and Edward Hastings, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, n.d.), p. 134]