My inspiration for creating this blog began with the understanding that people want or need to know more about Jesus. Some search in wrong places. Some go to the Bible but leave frustrated because they misunderstand. Some are too fearful, embarrassed, ashamed, or [insert other feeling here] and it has inhibited them to go and ask questions. It has caused them to be content with silence.
If this is you, I encourage you to break the silence, to find your voice, and to call out for help!
Let’s take a look at the original meaning of the term SOS. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes it as such: “a call or request for help or rescue”. If you wound up reading this blog, you may have a deep urgency to call for help when it comes to learning about Jesus and His word! (Hooray!)
SOS was used as an abbreviation for ‘Save our soul’ when using the radio ‘Morse Code’ to signal distress. The correlation here is remarkable- we should feel the urgency to call out to Jesus to truly save our soul!
Now, I’m using SOS as an abbreviation for my own blogging purposes.
In the Bible, we are recognized as Christ’s sheep, and He is our shepherd. Isaiah 40:10-11 (NLT) is a beautiful example of this–
Yes, the Sovereign Lord is coming in power.
He will rule with a powerful arm.
See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.
He will feed his flock like a shepherd.
He will carry the lambs in his arms,
holding them close to his heart.
He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.
You, my friend, are one of Christ’s sheep. You may have felt the guilt of silence. Here, I encourage you to ask questions, to express yourself freely, to confide in this community of people.
You may have been a ‘Sheep Once Silenced’, but here you’re finding your voice. In this blog, I will be guiding you to the exploration of self and to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding regarding Jesus and His word.
“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”- Galatians 6:2 (NLT)