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Servants of Righteousness

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 2:24

“He himself” (the perfect Lamb of God, who committed no sin, perfectly fulfilling the law of God) “bore our sins” (our disobedience that earned us death) “in his body on the tree…” He died on the cross, a sinner’s death, taking the full wrath of God on our behalf. His wounds are what bring us life.

Why? So that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. Because of what Christ has done, we can leave behind our sinful ways. More than that, we can be counted righteous before God. God paid our sinful debt so that now we can live in Christ’s righteousness. We are no longer servants of sin, we belong to righteousness and live for God. Now, we are being made holy so that we can enjoy eternal life with God (Romans 6:22).

This is grace.

Studio Update:

The garden has been going crazy in the last two weeks! There’s peas and beans and lettuce…and squash bugs and weeds, too. Tomatoes are blooming, eggplant is blooming, squash is setting on. We just dug up a bunch of potatoes yesterday. Anyway, between the garden, camp, and other busy weekends, I’ve been pretty focused on one project this month (pictures below). Hoping to ramp back up in July to work on some more fabrics and some just-for-fun projects.

Also, here are a few more how-to-draw worksheets, if you’re interested in trying them out.