Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Do you think you can know someone completely? I don't think it's possible, even of ourselves. We can try to get to know each other, but there is always an element of the unknown. Only God knows us fully! So what if we extended the question to, can you know someone completely and are they still loved by you? Parents may say yes for their children, but to include everyone in life takes divine love. Only God knows us fully and still loves us! God's grace and mercy are divine examples of that love that are extended to all.
Romans 8:38-39 "
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: re still , Christ died for us." As the song below states, it's 'hard truth and ridiculous grace to be fully known and loved by You'. We can never earn, deserve or repay that gift of grace, but we can accept, acknowledge, praise, give thanks, honor and surrender to our God Almighty.
When we think of our sinful nature, it's hard to accept our transparency with God. We can try to hide... our unspoken but bad thoughts, our wrong motives, our greed, our jealousy, our hearts that are prone to wander, and endless faults...but God desires to wash us as white as snow. God knows us inside and out, yet still wants us to draw near to Him. God wants the church to be loving, but also holy. Sin can't be compromised with, but it can be forgiven.
For all my friends, believers and non-believers, this next verse is my prayer for you today and always...