25I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. 26And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; 27I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!
Job 19:25-27 (NIV)

This is one of the first verses that impacted me. I was in my early twenties and a very young Christian. In reading through the book of Job, I learned about this man who had been hit hard, and yet he was able to make the proclamation above. I knew immediately that I wanted to be like that man.

I embroidered it on my gym bag “I know my Redeemer lives.” with a cross and a kneeling figure. (Actually, at the time, it was probably “I know my Redeemer liveth.”) I wasn’t very good at drawing patterns and I wasn’t very good at embroidering, but it was a labor of love and it put the Scripture deep in my heart. (I gave up embroidering soon after that.) Today this verse remains one of my favorites.

If you’re reading the additional readings in the Resting at the River’s Edge schedule you read this verse today. I’m a little ahead so I read it last week…and later in the day heard this song by Nicole Mullens. So I did what I do and went to YouTube. I was so blessed to find this video of Nicole singing the song in both English and Spanish while signing it. Yes, our Redeemer lives…and He loves us radically! Enjoy!

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