Sunday, November 30, 2008
My little children, I am writing this to you so that you may not sin; but if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous.
1 John 2:1
Dwight L. Moody once said, "There are two ways of covering sin-man's way and God's way." The difference, he pointed out, is that sin covered in man's way is not buried at all, but sin covered by God is buried for good, never to be uncovered again. As a finite man I cannot grasp the magnitude of that redemption. How God can forgive me I do not need to understand. All I need to do is accept the fact of that forgiveness. Then I should live a life worthy of His calling, knowing that I have an "advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous."
Taken from the book, "Today, LORD, I Will"
My own thoughts:
This mornings devotion reminded me of the story of Adam and Eve in the garden and how once they sinned they tried to cover that sin behind the leaves. They were trying to hide themselves from the presence of the Lord like a soldier wears fatigues to blend in with the terrain. But God in His love and mercy WENT LOOKING FOR THEM. He knew exactly where they were, He knew exactly what they had done, and He knew exactly what the consequences of their actions would result in, but He STILL WENT LOOKING! If we truly understood in our hearts that He wants His absolute complete total best for our lives wouldn't it make it easier for us to come boldly to the throne room of Grace?