Double Change

Today was “Jail” day, the day a couple or few of us ladies get to go to the jail to speak to the women inmates. And to my dismay, I was having to go alone…Though not always my favorite thing to do, I decided to still go knowing a couple of the girls would really be disappointed if someone did not show up.

So in my heart, I decided it would be a good day to just listen. And that is exactly what I told the girls I was set out to do that day when I got there.

And boy was I in for a real treat. 🙂 They had things on their heart they wanted to share as well. One was questions, the other her own Scripture findings, another her brokenness, and another also listened.

One verse in particular, the Scripture finder shared, was in Isaiah 40.

Verse 2…  “she(Jerusalem) has received of the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.”

I got the privilege of reading these verses out loud under direction of the Scripture finder. After doing so, I looked at the girls…”double, DOUBLE” I told them. WHOA! The brokenness girl was just talking about wanting “CHANGE”. In our willingness to change, we get DOUBLE in return! What a good God we serve.

Later on, as I went to Dollar General, I gave the cashier $10.48, 2 5’s and some change, for my $6.48 bill. She hands back to me 3 one-dollar bills and 4 quarters. I received over DOUBLE the change back.

He is very good!

And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.  2Ki 2:9

Return to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope,—Even to-day, do I declare—Double, will I return to thee! Zec 9:12  (Rotherham)

“Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure;
Save from wrath and make me pure.”

– Augustus Toplady

One thought on “Double Change

  1. Amen! Score-keeping and the precise rigidity of “what we deserve” were the way of the Law — but grace and truth have come through Jesus! Beauty for ashes and all that we DON’T deserve — this is the message of the Gospel.
    Good news, indeed.

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