August 31, 2011

About “Weaving Grace”

 

These musings, ideas, exhortations are intended to magnify the character of the Living God who loves and desires relationship with you. Jesus Christ the Messiah, Ha Mashiach Yeshua, Isa al massih, is calling you, whether you have made a commitment to Him or not. Have you heard Him calling out to you? Calling to you… Calling out in the cold, darkness of night… Calling to you during the frustrations of the day… Calling to you in a deep longing for something, something you can’t get to, can’t touch or reach… Calling for something, more….

Perhaps you may not know anything about God or Christ and this whole idea of God calling out to you sounds rather surreal and quite ridiculous in the light of day, but yet in the blackness of your worse waking nightmares, you long for something.

Of Christ it has been written,

“He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1: 2-5).

“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1: 9-14).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him” (John 3: 16-17).

“No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him: and I will raise him up in the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me” (John 6: 44-46).

Have you ever considered God? I mean really contemplated God from His perspective?

God holy, just, tenderhearted, merciful, sustain-er and creator of the universe, looked down from heaven at sinful people living in the mud, muck and mire of wickedness who are helplessly unable to change their predicament. They are hopelessly lost and unable to come back to Him, to God who is holy and altogether pure, yet people are unable to breach this chasm of sin. So what does He do, what does God decide to do with his sick, twisted and diseased creation? God, compassionate and long suffering determines a plan of rescue that can satisfy their plight. He decides to go down to man himself by taking on human form and to pay the price of their sin. Christ Jesus, Messiah in flesh bore the wrath against sin on a cross to show his power over sin, in the resurrection so that everyone who turns from sin to trust in Him, will be reconciled to God forever. This divine action is what Christ Followers and the bible call the gospel, translated literally means, good news and it is!

My hope and prayer for you is that you will choose to embrace the Messiah to and experience the good news for yourself. I am praying for you! If you choose this life, please let me know.

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