Considering


The following will sound judgmental to today’s ears. I get that. I do not mean it so. Even if you may incline this way, I’d like to ask the reader something. Will you forgo dismissing it outright and consider what you read for a moment?

Imagine you opened your eyes in eternity. Your days are over, here you are. You discover, to your dismay, it is not what you presumed. In reality, the world never revolved around our self-gratifying ideas of “being spiritual”. There is a much more profound question instead. We are confronted before a Holy God, where the question is, “What did you do with my Son?”

God tore His heart out for us, so to speak. He gave His own Son. Christ suffered beyond the limits of our understanding by dying for our sin. We are not meaningless lumps of tissue which dissipate in space as some vague energy when our days are done. We are created beings God gave His utmost to, with the most astounding love which can be conceived. At that time in eternity-such a short way away, yet ever so long thereafter-will we discover we were wrapped up in a comfortable definition of God? That we fashioned a "god" in our own likeness, which catered to our own demands, while being oblivious to the most beautiful reality of all?

We cannot say to a Holy God, who paid such a high price for us, that we should scrape by with our good outweighing our bad. Not one of us consistently lives up to our own meager, human ideas of good. What will we do before a God of infinite righteousness?

This is a tragedy of terrible finality. The price is great for our sin. Yet, God beckons us to tremendous mercy and grace in His Son, Jesus Christ. He paid it Himself. He gave us His all. Jesus poured Himself out for our sin, shed His blood for our wretchedness. Will you receive this wonderful gift today? Will your joyful and wonderful eternity begin right now, in relationship with Him?

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. (Romans 3:23-25)

(Jesus speaking): Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:18)

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)

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