So last week Annette and I went for a visit to a local castle
A wander through the gardens
Enjoying the summer sun
Smelling the fragrance of the roses
Watching the bees and the butterflies
Stopping frequently on the benches
To stop and breathe and take in the beauty
And as we passed the by the castle wall and outside into the fields
We came across the boundary stone
The ancient stone that marks the end of the Castle estate and the start of the open fields
The stone that closes one adventure and leads to another
And has I looked at it
I felt God say, “I have placed my boundary stone in your heart,
A stone that keeps you safe,
A stone that holds you in me,
A stone of my security
A stone of my commitment
A stone of my unfailing love placed in you
A stone of my assurance in your heart.”
For Christ has placed us into the grace of Jesus Christ.
The boundary stone of his commitment to us has been planted into our hearts
We are kept and held by the truth of God’s word given to us in Christ.
His Commitment to us is the rock of his love alive in us.
We now have the word of the Father, and the truth of the Son alive in our hearts.
It is an everlasting commitment
It is an eternal acceptance
It is a limitless value
It is God’s value of us eternally given to us
It is the gift of his son alive in us.
His grace given to us in Christ is the rock of his commitment to us.
He has planted his life in us.
He has given us eternal life.
He has made us New Creations in Christ Jesus.