Fellowship of the Saints

First, that You save sinners like us is a wonder.
Wretched, rebellious, having hearts as hard as stone and loving sin.
Yet, in a miraculous way that only You can do
You take the wretched, rebellious, hard-hearted, sin-lover
And turn that person into a new creation.

You make a once heart of stone, into a heart of flesh.
A once lover of sin, into a lover of righteousness,
a lover of Jesus Christ.
You become his/her Father for all eternity
and place him/her in a family of now believers
who once were like him/her.
Now, a new creation, this person is called a saint.

With a new family, not perfect, but striving to be holy
as our heavenly Father is holy.
We have a special bond with people that when we meet for the first time, we are drawn together because we have the same Father.
We have the same Savior and are knit together by the same Spirit.

The fellowship of the saints is so much stronger
than that of a natural family.
The fellowship of the saints is held together tightly because of the blood that binds us together.
That blood…the one that flowed from Calvary, through the pierced hands and feet and the blood that flowed from the side
of our precious Savior, Jesus Christ.

The fellowship of the saints with direct access to the throne of God made possible by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
His resurrection that defeated death and by which if it were not so, our faith would be in vain.
The fellowship of the saints drawn by a Father who loves; kept by a Savior who died and rose; and living in power (although not without struggles of the sinful flesh) through the Holy Spirit.

The fellowship of the saints encouraging one another.
The fellowship of the saints holding one another up through prayer.
The fellowship of the saints not constrained by time or place.
The fellowship of the saints that spands from the U.S. to Asia to Latin America to the Middle East and beyond.
The fellowship of the saints fighting and battling on our knees.
The fellowship of the saints, oh how precious.
The fellowship of the saints, all the work of our Lord.
The fellowship of the saints…Thank You Lord!

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