Jesus is My Savior
Psalm 103:2-4 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
When thinking about Jesus as my Savior this may not be the first verse that comes to everyone’s mind, but it is certainly mine. This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible because it is my story. I know Jesus as my Savior personally, not just as a sentiment or read about character of Christ. I know personally what it is like to need saving. I know what it is like to feel so lost only a good Shepherd could find me. I know what it’s like to make a mess out of my life and wonder if it could ever be fixed. I know what it’s like to feel beyond help, unforgiveable and hopeless. But there was a Savior, there was Jesus. He reached down to me, He pulled me from the pit of destruction and cleaned me, washing me with his blood. He restored what I thought was beyond repair and he healed me. He set my feet on a firm foundation and showered me in love and mercy. He was patient in my failure, steadfast in his strength, generous with his mercy, and encouraging in his word. He saved me. Jesus took my punishment, he bore my sin and hung on the Christ to save me from eternal death. Even while I was an enemy of the cross he pursued me, he loved me. Mercy never lost my address because the good Shepherd came looking for this lost sheep. What a Savior! I know Jesus in this way intimately because he redeemed my life. In return for brokenness he gave me restoration and a testimony.
Pastor Natalie Snider