Friday, May 9, 2008

What Follows Failure?


Too much to do. It seems like a disease these days...having too much to do in too little time. Arranging meetings, making deadlines, getting that gift for mom...it's Friday and I need another day before the weekend to make things come together.

At least that's what I think I need. But, what I really need is to just hang out with Jesus. He comforts. He strengthens and He shows me the way.

Thank you, Lord, for reminding me that I just need to reach out to you...the one who provides!

This from Max Lucado's Grace for the Moment, Volume 2:

FORGIVENESS FOLLOWS FAILURE

In the past God spoke... many times and in many different ways. But now... God has spoken to us through his Son. - Hebrews 1:1-2

God, motivated by love and directed by divinity, surprised everyone. He became a man. In an untouchable mystery, he disguised himself as a carpenter and lived in a dusty Judaean village. Determined to prove his love for his creation, he walked incognito through his own world. His callused hands touched wounds and his compassionate words touched hearts....

But as beautiful as this act of incarnation was, it was not the zenith. Like a master painter, God reserved his masterpiece until the end. All the earlier acts of love had been leading to this one. The angels hushed and the heavens paused to witness the finale. God unveils the canvas and the ultimate act of creative compassion is revealed.

God on a cross. The Creator being sacrificed for the creation. God convincing man once and for all that forgiveness still follows failure.

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1 comment:

Rev. T said...

very well put! I like the way he writes.