Monday, August 11, 2014

You are NOT who you are supposed to be!

From song "One Thing Remains"  by Jesus Culture
Refrain:   Your love never fails,
                 It never gives up
                 It never runs out on me!

                 Your love!

This world we live in is not as it was supposed to be! Creation spoken into existence and
called 'Good,' became tainted. What God created was spoiled and changed by sin; from the
Garden of Eden to animals that hunt others, there is wrong and it is everywhere. One only
has to open the newspaper to the front page; there's the truth and it doesn't emphasize the
hatred, poverty, racism, abortion, illness, greed.... it isn't a real pretty picture.

Within this truth lies the fact that we, as humans, are not who we were supposed to be. We
are born into sin and our lives are full of emotions and actions that are not those that
a loving creator God intended. Did He know what was to happen? Of course; He is all-
knowing. From the moment that Adam and Eve chose to distance themselves from Him by
disobeying, sin was released. Interestingly, God's reaction could simply have been to
wash His hands of this mess. He could have simply turned His back and called it '6 days!'

What did He, in His grace, do? Genesis 3: 9  But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?" He sought them. He, obviously, knew where they
were; yet, He called to them. He was not about to just forget about His created that He
loved and still loves with a glory undeserved but ever-lasting. 

From even before the events in the garden, God had a plan for the redemption of all
His creation. It was a plan of personal involvement because only He would be able to
bring an answer to the chasm created between God and His created, an answer that
would involve a personal permanent sacrifice, a propitiation for all sin, a full payment 
upon a cross, a defeat of satan, sin and death. 

You see His love never fails. It is a pure, unconditional love that can never be other
than sufficient. It is a love that does not give up or give in. It is an endless love; one that
will one day end in the rebirth of creation, a new heaven and a new earth under the
Lordship of the Prince of Peace. Things, in an instant, will be made right, made just, made
righteous... made into the way they were supposed to be!

And lest I forget, YOU will become who you are supposed to be!!!

Praise our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!