Find and Replace is an editing term that writers are familiar with.
If we write a story, and it’s about tigers, we can make it tell about elephants using Find and Replace. We tell our word processing program to find every “tiger” and put “elephant” in its place.
We laugh because that might make for an amusing story. How much alike are tigers and elephants? Not very.
It works better if we write a story about two people. We can change the name or how they moved down the street with a few clicks of our keyboard.
Suzanne walked down the street becomes Margaret tripped down the lane.
That’s what Jesus did for us, Find and Replace.
Isaiah 53:5 says:
“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.”
Here’s how it works:
God sees transgressions, and click, click, Jesus, pierced for us, appears instead.
Our iniquities and misdeeds? Click, click, and there’s Jesus, crushed to make us clean.
Rough times are a click away. Find and Replace with the peace of Jesus.
Sickness and injuries . . . that, too. God has us covered with the wounds of our Savior.
Find and Replace. It’s the best thing that’s happened to the Christian since salvation gave us entrance into the family of God.
There is nothing we lack when we walk with our Lord.
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