Every Monday I have the blessing of babysitting two of our grandchildren. The older of the two, age 4, goes to pre-school until 11:30 am. The younger two-year-old and I go to Story Hour during that time. At story hour the little ones all enjoy Pete the Cat books. One of the books is titled, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. The story is about a great pair of blue glasses. If you are grumpy and put on the blue sunglasses, you can see your world in a whole new way. Suddenly you are no longer grumpy and you notice: “The birds are singing. The sky is bright. The sun is shinning. I’m feeling ALRIGHT.”
Whenever this book is read, it makes me thankful that when the Lord looks at me He looks at me through the blood of Jesus. It sure makes me look very different. Suddenly I’m alright, even righteous. WOW!!
And there is still much more to say of his unfailing love for us! For through the blood of Jesus we have heard the powerful declaration, “You are now righteous in my sight.” And because of the sacrifice of Jesus, you will never experience the wrath of God. Rom. 5:9 (TPT)
Yet look at you now! Everything is new! Although you were once distant and far away from God, now you have been brought delightfully close to him through the sacred blood of Jesus—you have actually been united to Christ! Eph. 2:13 (TPT)
And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the blood of Jesus, and he welcomes us to come right into the most holy sanctuary in the heavenly realm—boldly and with no hesitation. Heb. 10:19 (TPT)
But if we keep living in the pure light that surrounds him, we share unbroken fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, continually cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 (TPT)
Whenever you are feeling grumpy, perhaps you might remember these verses and give thanks for the Father’s red glasses and the blood of Jesus……it will change your day……everything will be alright.
Rev. Patricia Wenzel is the founder and director of a state-wide prayer ministry, PRAY New Jersey Inc., since 2002. The ministry is committed to praying for and blessing those serving in authority positions in our state, particularly in government. The ministry is also committed to equipping the saints to pray for those serving in government. The vision and ministry is guided by the Word of God, in particular, 1 Tim. 2:1-4 and Is. 61:11. Pat is thankful for the ministry of America’s Keswick. She graduated from Women of Character in July 2008.