Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father…1 Timothy 1:2
You are being called to know your Father. To really know Him. Jesus leapt off His throne, clothed Himself in flesh, took on the mantle of the Law of Moses, had every sin laid on Himself, defeated death through death, and freed a people for Himself, “a people for His own possession“…us.
At the right moment, Jesus broke into the world; “The grace of God has appeared” (Titus 2:11). God, moved out of the fullness of His heart, displayed His kindness and grace toward us in Jesus. The promise given to Abraham that his Seed should bless all the families of the earth came to fruition. Jesus, the Grace of God.
Taking the form of a servant, Jesus became the least of all men. Born into poverty, despised by His hometown, betrayed by His own disciple…Jesus subjected Himself to the very worst that the world had to offer. “He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest…” (Hebrews 2:17). By experiencing every trial and pain that we experience, Jesus lowered Himself so that He could look us eye-to-eye. Only from this place could He truly understand and sympathize with our weakness and pain. He knows. He can truly show us mercy now.
The stone was rolled away and an empty tomb shouted at the enemy of our souls. Forever free, the Son of God destroyed death through death, and “canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us…” (Colossians 2:14) Our peace with God has been secured…forever. Jesus liberated us from every accusation and every shame; we have peace with God.
All of this was accomplished for one thing; adoption. The purpose of our salvation was to restore us to our Father – to break down the barrier that separated us from Him; sin. He wants to know us. Really know us. He dreamed of you before the foundation of the world, that you should stand before Him, holy and pure…together forever with your Father.
He has spared no expense to buy you back, to redeem you. He has given everything up for you. Lift up your eyes, your Father is calling you…