Posts with the tag “redemption”

A Garden, Not A Desert
by Devon McCoy on September 2nd, 2021
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,    because the Lord has anointed meto bring good news to the poor;    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captives,    and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor,    and the day of vengeance of our God;    to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion—    t...  Read More
Shalom
by Devon McCoy on August 31st, 2021
“Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” – Isaiah 44:22About this time last year, I became friends with the sweetest couple from Bangladesh. Now fast forward to this past weekend. I was hanging out with them, their one year old boy, and a few other friends, when all of a sudden they hand me a gift bag. Inside the bag was a miniature replica of Christ The Redeemer, the giant statue of Jesus with hi...  Read More
God Intends for Good
by Devon McCoy on August 30th, 2021
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." - Genesis 50:20For the past two years, this verse has been one of my favorites in the entire Bible. While the verse itself is amazing, context makes it so much more powerful. I’m gonna give an abbreviated summary of this story (it starts in Genesis 37 and ends in chapter 50).This...  Read More
Step Out of Shame
by Devon McCoy on December 6th, 2020
Shame is a complex thing. If I could describe shame as a color, it would be neon yellow. If I could describe shame as a smell, it would be mildew. If I could describe shame as a taste, it would be spoiled milk. Shame is loud, it demands to be seen; shame lingers; shame leaves a gross feeling with you the second you give in to it.  Shame is also sneaky and manipulative. Sometimes, you don’t even re...  Read More
Shaking and Surrender
by Devon McCoy on August 28th, 2020
Early on in quarantine, I had an interesting conversation with my mom.She said, “All of our crutches are being revealed right now...and many will be taken away.” It was a heavy statement, but it gave me relief. I finally had words for what was happening in my inner world. I rarely left the house, I was dizzy with free time, I was riding a new hobby euphoria, but I felt like I was falling. I felt c...  Read More