God is so good. Through my time at Murray (and where has the semester gone?!) God has revealed Himself in ways that I never imagined; He is constantly overwhelming me with His grace and surrounding me with His faithfulness. He is just so good!
I went to my sister’s church for “Gathering of Worshippers” Saturday night, and it was so refueling! So many people there just to sing praises “with arms high and heart abandoned, in awe of the One who gave it all,” and it was such a great time of fellowship. During the laid back time of worship we took communion together and one guy in our group said as he thought about the bread representing the body of Christ this thought came to him: He was broken so we could be whole.
Basically there were instant tears pooling in my eyes at that amazing thought. Since then, that fact hasn’t been far from my heart but has been joined with a couple other little ironic thoughts.
- Jesus took on our sickness (sin) and became sick so we could be healed.
- Jesus became death so we could live.
- The Father turned away from the Son so we could be joined with Him forever (separated so we could be joined together).
Little as they are, those thoughts melt me into a puddle of thankfulness. God is just beyond good. Despite our complete worthlessness, He sees value in us because we are hid in Christ.
“Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that Faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
“For as many as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.” -Galatians 3:23-29
I hope you are experiencing the beautiful love of the One who gave Himself for you. If you arent, ponder the words of the Lord:
“Come to Me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.” -Isaiah 55:3