Monday, 2/10/20 – Pressing on…

The ‘Magic’ Word

woman and girl using tablet computer

“What’s the ‘Magic’ word?” the hopeful mom asked her kindergarten-age daughter. The question required no deliberation at all. “Grandma!” the gleeful tot shouted!

There’s at least as much truth as there is humor in that happy retort! I watch it unfold regularly when our young granddaughter visits. Mommy says ‘no ‘ but grandma time is ‘special.’ In grandma time rules can bend… or sometimes, with a wink, even be ‘forgotten.’ Yessiree, our granddaughter knows that at grandma’s place she’s special. At grandma’s place she can bring requests with boldness!

woman holding baby near window

Mind you, Grammy’s no pushover. She has definite limits, and sometimes the answer is a stern “No!” Grammies sometimes have reasons even much loved granddaughters struggle to understand. But none of this deters her from further happy requests. Grammies remember what it is to be a little girl… they were once one themselves. It’s a secret Grandpas will never know.

This past Sunday Pastor Andrew further reminded us of the supremacy of our Saviour–better than angels, better than Moses… and better than all prior priestly intermediaries. Because He knows what it is to be one of us, because He has beaten sin and made for us a way to holiness, He is not ashamed to have us come to Him– in fact, this Word made flesh eagerly invites us, and this Word made words urgently entreats us,

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence,
so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Heb. 4:16).

a blue glacier under the sun

This Word eternal is the One Who came to us… as a babe… to experience it all. The shepherds saw the angels, they saw the child, the Magi saw His star. Jesus is that Name we call to in time of need… not a ‘Magic’ Word, but perhaps the ‘Magi’s’ Word, the Word become flesh to be our Saviour!

Come boldly to Him now.

More tomorrow…

To hear Pastor Andrew’s complete message, go to the Lincoln Baptist Church website and look under ‘Sermons Online’ for the Feb. 9 message.

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