Read definition #1. OK. I was right. Then I read definition #2. It was then that I heard that still, small voice, "You, my child, are not condemned to death!" I repeated it out loud, "I am NOT condemned to DEATH!!" Although there are times when we find ourselves asking the Lord for much needed break from struggles, it was like icy cold water for a parched heart this morning to read that and realize that I do not need "temporary suspension of the execution of a person condemned to death". My reprieve has been bought by the blood of my Savior on the cross and it will not be temporary it will be FOR ALL ETERNITY. Doesn't that make you want to dance?!?!?! Hallelujah!
res·pite /ˈrɛspɪt/ [res-pit] noun, verb,-pit·ed, -pit·ing. –noun
1.a delay or cessation for a time, esp. of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief: to toil without respite.
2.temporary suspension of the execution of a person condemned to death; reprieve.
*This video is from a couple of years ago, but oh, so precious.