“He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.”
~1 Peter 2:22~
It’s been bothering me so much, I needed to come back here and say something different. Something I said here yesterday followed me into the evening and continued to disturb me into the night. I won’t repeat it. But I found myself wanting to shake off the entire repulsive chain of a sentence, to get it as far away from me as possible.
I thought I was just being honest. But when the words come out of you in a place where you can see them, when the darkness comes into the light as they say, the lie you believed becomes so obvious. I need truth to come along, to wash me off and make me clean, because in Jesus, the truth is, “I am not subject to the kingdom of darkness.”
This is what the death and resurrection of Jesus is all about. He comes to liberate our bodies from the bondage of captivity. He frees souls from sin and ties them to him. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls (1 Peter 2:24-25).”
I find these words to be quieting and comforting. Psalm 91:4 says, “He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you shall take refuge; his truth shall be your shield and buckler”. We find Jesus with us always, in the presence of every evil, saying, “This is my body. My body belongs to me. My body is a part of me.” He covers and speaks to every lost and wounded part of us, loving us back to an incorruptible whole.