Memo to the world…I am sorry!
Memo to God…I am sorry!
In my brief tenure as a believer I went from embracing this false god to the following God. The God most of us miss.
The Amazing Creator of all things seen and unseen. Diverse within Himself and more complicated than we can imagine. This Creator fashioned and put in place all the good and beautiful and perfect things that we enjoy in this universe and even things that we have yet to discover that will take away our breath by their complexity and wonder. Creation mirrors His diversity but still does not contain the fullness of it.
This Creator is perfectly Holy, separate from His creation, yet choosing to be present everywhere and at all time past, present and future at once. His righteousness, and wisdom, and understanding, and creativity no human can even attempt to copy. He moves outside of time, yet works within it.
We were created for communion with this Perfect Wisdom to enjoy all that He is, with Him and within the perfect love and unity that exists within the Oneness of the Trinity. He love is beyond compare, his mercy never fails, His grace is consuming.
But we chose another path…a path away from this Love. We said No to the only relationship that can bring wholeness.
But the Creator was not done with us.
Out of Godhead of “Three in Oneness”, He became one of us in form physically, emotionally, psychologically, and for a brief time gave us a tiny glimpse of Creator. This God is the God of Mercy for the poor, the broken, the marginalized. This God is the God of forgiveness and restoration for the sinner, the one who fails to live up to the “standard”. He is the God who heals our shattered lives, lives we have messed up so badly. He is the God of Grace…a Grace that assures us that no matter how bad we were, are, or will be, He has it covered. Covered by His own sacrifice.
Our sinfulness needed eradication, God’s wrath for our walking away needed to be appeased. Jesus appeased and satisfied that wrath and judgement. Jesus, willingly took into every cell of Himself the white-hot wrath, and judgement of the whole world for all time. It poured out over Him like a waterfall of fire. Anguish, searing pain, and abandonment consumed the Lamb. But it was for us. And finally when the wrath of Creator had been spent, He said…
“It is finished.”
Wrath and anger satisfied. Condemnation and judgement complete. The temple curtain torn by the Hand of God…now through Jesus all have access to this Perfect Union of Three in Oneness. Access to unconditional love, and oceans of grace, and total acceptance. We can be confident that Jesus has taken care of everything and we are free.
FREE…we did nothing to get it, we did nothing to believe it, and we can do nothing to keep it.
Everyday we receive more grace, and blessing….and a Love that does not change.
But knowing this Love will change you and me.