Monday, April 21, 2014

"The Holy Proportion"

    To the degree our Lord was forsaken on the cross of Calvary by our Heavenly Father, we will never be alone.

    “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46).
    “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5).

    The Lord Jesus purchased for His trusting children the eternal presence of God in our born again spirits.  “I am with thee always” (Matthew 28:20).  Thus, we will live both time and eternity with Somebody, that is, with the One whom we cannot truly live without.  God made us for Himself.  He alone enlivens and actualizes the components of our “fearfully and wonderfully” created humanity (Psalm 139:14).  Moreover, He purposes to serve as the primary companion of our hearts.  “He is thy life” (Deuteronomy 30:20).  Such wonder of God received, known, and experienced comes to us through its loss as known and experienced when our Savior died for our sins in lonely abandonment on the cross.

    In those times when it seems difficult to trust in the presence of God, remembrance of the holy proportion we encourages us.  Again, to the degree He was forsaken, we will never be.  The Lord Jesus gave to us, and eternally gives to us, the very gift of God’s person and presence.  At the highest cost to Himself, He provided for us the glory revealed in His very name…

“They shall call His name Emmanuel, which, being interpreted is, God with us.”
(Matthew 1:23)

Weekly Memory Verse
    For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
(Ephesians 2:18)

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