“‘For I know my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!’” Job 19:25-27
Job continues to wrestle with what he believes and reconcile what he believes with what is happening in is own life, or appears to be happening. It is certainly a time for Over-the-Horizon Faith, a long term outlook believing in God’s Over-the-Horizon Promises. As I read the words of Job above, I remember these words from the Apostle’s Creed: “…he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead.” My Redeemer lives! Our Redeemer lives! Our Redeemer is God! Though we feel conviction of sin be not discouraged! Our Redeemer Lives! That conviction is our conscience at work. John Wesley thought conscience is a supernatural gift of God made possible by a manifestation of prevenient grace from God. (Wesleyan Core Term – Conscience, pg 628 Wesley Study Bible) Conscience/conviction causes us to realize our need for a Savior. Our Redeemer lives! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!