Sunday, December 25, 2005

One


Revelation 21:6-7 "He said to me: 'It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.'"

First, without going too deep, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. And by this, I mean an incredibly joy-filled day in remebrance of our Savior.

We are so immensely blessed. I'm sure you've heard this spew before, but I want to go a little bit deeper than the blessings that are typically listed after this comment. This is not to belittle the family, treasures, house, clothing, food, finances, but there is One blessing to which we all..and by all, I mean every single person on this planet... have access. Namely, the salvation, redemption, grace of Jesus Christ. It never really phased me until last night during the sermon. No one throughout the course of history, not Noah, Ruth, Esther, David, Paul, ad infinitum, was able to step up to the Father and take the book to which John refers in Revelation (look at chapter 20 if you're unsure. I believe it is towards the end.) and answer for each of the disgusting things we have done. There is only One who is enough. ONE...for the billions of people that have lived on this earth. One answer. Unreal. Furthermore, we all are unique...not one is the same, but God is the "simplistic" solution for the infinite number of issues that we all have. Think about it. All the heartaches, broken homes, destroyed dreams, loneliness...each stemming from unique roots. One. Crazy, isn't it? Causes you to fall on your knees in awe. Well, at least that's where I've been.

Today is a day we remember that God acted. He became small. He answered the cry of the depths of our soul. He's reaching now... So take His hand...and be healed.

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