Opposites Attract

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”

(2 Corinthians 9: 15 NIV)

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Who among us can even begin to describe you, Dear Jesus…..our human limitation restrains us from comprehending and describing all there is to know about You…For You are Three in One….You existed before time began…You are both God and Man…You are the Alpha and the Omega…the First and the Last….the Beginning and the End (Rev 22: 13)…..who among us would dare to even begin to describe Your past, present, and future radiant Presence…..

You had no majesty that we should look at You and no beauty that we should desire You (Isa 53: 2) yet Your endless beauty abounds and leaps greatly within my own heart….I desire You in the morning and I desire You in the evening….. A desire I cannot fully quench….an allure so powerful and a charm so ever-present….who among us would dare to even begin to describe Your majestic splendor and beautiful magnificence….

You are found existing within the darkness, and You are found existing within the light…even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you (Psa 139: 12) ….I have no words to describe You… The Word….I cannot utter a mere sound when my thoughts turn to You daily…. You are indestructible yet personable….indescribable yet approachable…The Master yet a Suffering Servant….humble yet The most powerful….and You shine as blinding light in even the darkest of nights.

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You are a sinless friend to even the worst of sinners…. Your love is well beyond any human comprehension…. Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners. (Luke 7: 34)  You dine with the recluse and despised… You give hope to the hopeless….and riches to the poor….You grant innocence to the guilty….You came to repair the damage done… from man’s wayward rebellion to gracious unconditional forgiveness…You even continue to mend what is broken… You give eternal life to the dying…. this indescribable gift that is free to all who simply seek it…a bloody sacrifice yet the greatest of all gifts… but still… the unbearable weight of every single human sin was upon You…the only One who did not sin… as You were spit on….ridiculed and mocked….

JESUS… YOU WERE SLAUGHTERED!

…and for our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21) You conquered death and now give eternal life to those who do not deserve it. For all of us do not deserve such love as this… I stand before you as filthy as a soiled stained rag… yet You always reach out to embrace me… ….who among us… no, not even I… would even dare to begin to describe Your incomprehensible love…

JESUS…how majestic is Your name in all the earth!

Blessed be Your Name forever and ever!

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God in Nature I

“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.  For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.  So they are without excuse.”

(Romans 1: 19-20 ESV)

Will You Forget Me Forever?

“How long, O Lord?  Will you forget me forever?  How long will you hide your face from me?

(Psalm 13: 1 ESV)

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Will you forget me forever….as I struggle to feel Your warmth and protection….the Light of Life has slowly drained once again into a deepened abyss from which I cannot see…this dark and lonely place that questions all unconditional love and entraps its unwelcome inhabitants from Your never-ending Grace and Mercy…

Will you forget me forever…as I have retreated back into blackened nothingness…this complete void of Your love for I no longer feel Your hand reaching out for mine….Your fatherly embrace has abruptly gone…. Oh …how I unwittingly recognize this cliff from which I now stand….the storm clouds gather ahead of me and the rocks below my feet are softly drifting… causing me to free fall into a whirlwind of chaotic motion… a fast free fall into stinging unworthiness…..for I will never be worthy of Your love….

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Will you forget me forever….do You remember my confessed love for You? Or do you only recall my many failures and broken promises?  My sins are great and multiply rapidly as I age…my heart is ever wanting but my flesh is always weak.  My gross negligence is built upon an excess foundation of failures which leads to unrepentance…..and this leads to the unworthiness I am now entrapped in ….oh… how I long to hear You call my name from afar!

To hear You call me “daughter” in this dark and lonely place…

I only ask ….Will You forget me forever?

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