Thursday, April 15, 2010

He Did it for YOU!

He made himself nothing; he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. And in human form he obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal's death on a cross (Philippians 2:7-8NLT).

What do you think of when you hear the Gospel story at Christmas or Easter, relating how God-- the Son, took on himself human form and limitations so that he could live, serve, and die as a sacrifice to atone for for our sin condition? And what do you think when you hear the proclamation that he arose, conquering death, and sin, and ascended into Heaven? And then, does it give you a pause to consider when you hear that from there He will return for His followers one day in God's timing? Do you realize that all this was for YOU? Does it cross your mind that you are beloved by God and God wants a relationship with you so much that He went to these great lengths to create a bridge across the gulf created by your sin for you to cross over? Thinking about this right now should bring you either to a moment now of great joy or great sorrow. If the latter, then I promise you that sad moment will then be followed by great release and great joy. Yet some people wait? I can't understand why, can you?

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