Monday, September 8, 2014

A Glorious Reminder

You are not an accident. None of this is an accident.

The improbability of the enormous number of “accidents” or “coincidences” required to result in you renders your “accidental” existence impossible. But you do exist.

And that’s not all.

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There is scientific, mathematical, and philosophical evidence to show that an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent God designed the universe—in both its vastness and its detailed complexity—to bring about life on earth, the life of the pinnacle of His creation—humanity.

What does this mean?

The measureless and majestic God, High King over all Creation, takes a unique and particular interest in you. Yes, YOU! In all your frailty and shortcomings, the holy and perfect God cares about you.

Get this. He loves you.

How incredible and staggering is that?

Don’t take that for granted. Love gets tossed around like a limp beach ball so that the power of that little four-letter word can sometimes fail to penetrate. But that just shows how much we need a shift of perspective.

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God’s love is so enormous, so pure and perfect and everlasting, that even the truest human love appears pale and paltry in comparison.

We were dead in our transgressions and sins, but God’s immeasurable love has brought us into life.

The wonder of God’s love is this:

For God so LOVED the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. – John 3:16-17

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:7-8

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39

And this is but a meager sampling!

He created you for a purpose that will not be thwarted, not even by all the forces of evil and our most blatant rebellions. You were created to love and be loved by the perfect Love.

Praise His Holy Name!

Have hope, Beloved. For that is what you are. You are Beloved. Beloved of God, your Heavenly Father and Creator.

Go now and live in the radiant light of this knowledge.