No More Shame

No More Shame

February 26

Read: ROMANS 10:8b-13

“No one who believes in him will be put to shame” (v. 11).

Several years ago I was demoted at my job. My bosses were satisfied with my work, but the crew I was leading was growing and they didn’t feel I was the right person to be in charge. It was a blow to my ego; I felt hurt and ashamed.

At church that Sunday we sang Graham Kendrick’s “Knowing You, Jesus.” The phrase “No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame” soothed my heart like balm on chapped hands. When we trust Jesus in our hearts and take his name on our lips, we are justified and saved—even at work! It was a lesson I’ll never forget.

Lord Jesus, you are in my heart and on my lips. Thank you for taking away my shame! AMEN.

About the Author

Paul Shekleton / I have lived in Manchester for 34 years with my wife, Clara, whom I met in Spain in 1976. We joined Trinity Covenant Church shortly after moving into town and raised our three children here. We now have four grandchildren. We are retired; Clara was a phlebotomist, I a carpenter. I have served on church boards and committees and taught and facilitated classes and small groups all my adult life. We enjoy reading history and fiction in English, Spanish, and occasionally Catalan. Since retirement I have dabbled in writing short fiction.

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