When I write something and then close it out, a dialog box pops up ‘Save or Don’t Save’. Two little boxes, one big question.
Kind of like when we clean out the garage or attic – save, don’t save? Stuff that at one time had meaning – enough to store it away even after its usefulness.
Fortunately God doesn’t use a program with a dialog box and an easy button to push. “God did not send His Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent Him to save them!” (John 3:17 CEV) That’s why you and I don’t get to decide for others. In moments of frustration we would hit ‘don’t save’.
But this Father of ours, our Creator, the One who loves when we give no reason to, chooses save every time a lost one looks to Him.
What a sweet picture – not only did God send Jesus here to walk this earth, but after Jesus returned to sit at God’s side He now speaks up for us. We are His and when our actions condemn us, He intercedes for us.
“He is forever able to save the people He leads to God, because He always lives to speak to God for them.” (Hebrews 7:25 CEV)
Jesus before the Father saying things like: ‘Yes, she lied, but I paid for it on the cross.’ ‘Yes, he had an affair, but my blood covers over his sin.’ ‘This one doubts and doesn’t trust You all the time, Father, but I made a way even for her lack of faith.’
And then instead of save or don’t save there’s this: “How great is God’s love for all who worship him? Greater than the distance between heaven and earth! How far has the LORD taken our sins from us? Farther than the distance from east to west!” (Psalm 103:12 CEV)
You, me – saved for all eternity and looked upon as worth keeping forever.
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