Who is it that is mighty to save? If there is another god, let him come forward…all of the voices that would have us believe that there is another can only fall silent, muted, blind and deaf. Only the God of Abraham, of Isaac, only the father of Jesus Christ, the Savior of all nations is worthy of man’s praise. All other gods are man’s creation. Our God is the very Word and Breath of Love, and of Creation. All other gods place a conditional love on the value of a man’s soul, his existence even. The one true God loved us enough to place His Son on a cross, loved us enough to have His only son become sin, so that we would be saved from ourselves, and freed from the sin that would condemn us all.Only Christ loved enough to accept the punishment that was due me…US. That He would carry the pain and burden of the whip, be beaten beyond recognition, be judged by those He came to save; all for Love’s sake, He would die a death like that to save those that would spit in His face.
That’s me. Before Christ’s mercy and His salvation washed me, and started to teach me what it means to live. What it means to grow in the mercy and challenge that is at the core of being a Christ follower. I once was lost. I once was blind. I once was an enemy of the cross.
Then Jesus knocked on the door of my heart, and it was all I could do… open the door, be found, be saved… from myself. Today I was reminded, yet again, that I am no longer a slave, but a son; cherished, united, living and breathing and free. Today I see the hand of God at work, today I see Christ’ spirit move, and in the seeing, become changed forever beyond what I was.
I am no longer mine, but His, and in Him I find I don’t want to be what I was…I want to be what I will become…and I know that I will never be the same as I was yesterday, or this morning. He is a God like no other, able to transform even the most hardened enemy into a trusted soldier.