Monday, November 19, 2012

Christ our hope

My God. He is so faithful and beautiful.

He's so good to me. Oh my. How can people not want to know Him? Don't they know they are missing out on the best thing this life could ever offer? Is it because of us that they are resistant? Do they ask why would there be a need for change when they don't see one in us?

That makes me so sad. 

Because I know I have been guilty of this. I know at some point I have let someone down. I didn't show them Christ's love like I should have. I didn't say the right thing or act the right way. I didn't show love and compassion for His people. 

And yet, God still chose to use me in His plan of redemption for His people. He has given me the responsibility of caring for and loving students, of teaching them and guiding them into a relationship with Him. And I am so unworthy of this task. I am low and weak and deal with so much that I never thought He would chose me, use me. 

But He did. And He will use you too. And to be used by Him is the most amazing thing in the world.

And I am so grateful. To see lives changed for God. There isn't anything that compares. To watch as God adds to His kingdom through the working of us.

So I still ask, how can I die so Christ can live more? How can I move forward to a place that I am more intimate with Him? Because that's all that matters anyways. Nothing else. He is everything. He is in everything. He made everything. And everything is for Him. I couldn't speak if I wasn't made to worship Him, to praise His Holy name. I couldn't see if I wasn't meant to recognize His glory and fall on my face in awe.

I'd have no purpose. No reason to be here if it weren't for Him creating me. Uniquely. Before hand. For He is before all things and in him all things hold together. Col 1:17.

Be encouraged friends. Christ is our hope. Our love. He is passionate about us and will be fierce in pursuing us. He is willing that NONE shall parish. He will go after His lost sheep. He will run to them and hug and kiss them. He will wrap YOU up and hold you in His arms and His peace, His presence will be all we feel. All we know. He is in all. He is all.

How deep the Fathers love for us
How vast beyond all measure 
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure. 

With Love,

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