By Pastor Mike Sanders
Many years ago, a father and his daughter were walking through the grass on the Canadian
prairie. In the distance, they saw a prairie fire; eventually, they realized, it would engulf them.
The father knew there was only one way of escape: they would quickly begin a fire right where
they were and burn a large patch of grass. When the huge fire drew near, they then would stand
on the section that had already burned. When the fire actually did approach them, the girl was
terrified by the raging flames. But her father assured her, “The flames can’t get to us. We are
standing where the fire has already been.”
Are you afraid of God’s judgment? If you have trusted Christ as your Savior, you can never
come under His wrath. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ
Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Rom 8:1 KJV)
Christ has already absorbed God’s wrath for us on the cross. Therefore, we are no longer
enemies but adopted in the family of God when we repent and believe. When we depend on
Him, we are secure; we are where the wrath of God has already been. What then shall we say to
these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Rom 8:31 NKJV)
Christ is the Hope of His people.