Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Dead without the knowledge of it…
the destructive nature of sin leaves us so mangled and scarred,
corrupting us to the very core of our being
that we readily accept an existence of bondage that we ignorantly call “life”.
We walk in chains but not in service to men
but instead to our own desires and cravings, whose fulfillment,
while sought desperately, always seems just out of reach.
Tragically we glory in our pitiful state
that has been dealt to us by our own choosing.
Like neglected children, our cries of want and need go unheard
by a world that promises so much.
Yet blindly we continue to follow it,
choosing to ignore that which awaits us after its passing.
Completely unresponsive to the things of God and unable to be what
we were created for, we have become death walking.
We exist as walking corpses, fruit of our own rebellion
and driven to gratify our selfish appetites.
And yet it is precisely in this helpless, lifeless state that our Creator
extends to us the means to live.
What we foolishly walked away from together long ago
and have unknowingly been in need of ever since
now has been purchased on our behalf.
Blood not of our own now raises to life that which was dead.
Freedom from sin and death, which we vainly sought in our
own futile efforts has now been secured through God’s love and mercy.
Restored to our proper place in Christ, we no longer must stumble about,
lost and confused, thirsting for reason and purpose.
For our eyes have been opened, awakening us to both what we used to be
and what we are meant to become.
And it is here, in light of God’s grace, that we begin to truly understand
what it means to live.