Have you ever made jam, or perhaps watched your grandmother as she made it when you were growing up? If so, you may recall watching her pour wax over the top of the preserves until it was at the brim of the jar – and then carefully wipe some wax around the rim itself, and finally place the rubber lined lid on tight. The combination of the wax and the vacuum caused by the cooling preserves would seal the jar so tightly that it could sit on a shelf for years and still remain deliciously edible when opened at last. The jam had been carefully sealed, preserved, and protected.
In Christ, that is exactly what we are – sealed, preserved, and protected.
Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. – Eph. 1:13
..may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Thess. 5:23
..the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. – 2 Thess. 3:3
God placed a seal of ownership on us when we trusted in Him – and there is no power on earth that can break that seal. We are preserved and protected for His use on earth.
Our recent TCM graduates have returned to their countries, better equipped to minister to their people, and excited to be used by God in preaching the Gospel. Here is what one graduate had to say about his experience at Haus Edelweiss: From this Godly man (the professor) I have learned that any sermon and any ministry has one single final purpose -- to change lives.
We couldn’t agree more. As Grandma sealed, preserved, and protected her jam – God does the same for us – but with a much greater purpose than satisfying a physical hunger. God satisfies our soul hunger and calls us to GO into the world to transform lives through the power of the Gospel.