December 30, 2014

This morning I was struck with the same thought has been circulating occasionally in my mind.  It is so easy for me to get stuck in the muck and mire of sin, constant distractions, and the struggles and pressures this world.  I have become so accustomed to living with sin, and the continuous pounding of this noisy world that I only focus on the present situation, and my past failures.  One of the biggest victories of Satan over Christians is to block our view of our Glorious future.

We will not be in this world forever.  I have to remember this is only temporary, and there, beyond this veil of tears, is the Light of the Glory of my Risen Lord and Savior, waiting for me.  This earth and universe will cease to exist.  The God of Heaven will create a new, better earth and heavens for us, the children He has loved for we are His children indeed.  What a tremendously overwhelming thought.

Jesus saved us through His teaching, challenging the religious authority, suffering through humiliating taunts, scourging, beatings, hanging on the cross, burial and resurrection, and His rising up into the clouds.  He saved me from myself, and He does it everyday.  I do not have to go to Hell.  I do not have to spend eternity without Him.  Utter darkness and pain is not in my future, it’s in my past.  I will be resurrected into His Glory because He could not live without me.  Praise be to God for His magnificent plan of Redemption!

I am so undeserving of this gift.  That is the beauty of God’s plan.  While I was still in sin, God loved me so send His Son to die for me.  And even though I continue to struggle with sin, His Grace and Mercy is more than sufficient.  God is outside of the constraints of time, thus Jesus’ sacrifice and redemption is also outside of the same constraints and covers the sins of the span of history, including mine.  Glory be to God for His unending love for us sinners!

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