Thursday, July 10, 2014

”The One Who Can Fix Us"

    The One who made us is the One who can fix us.

    "It is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves… It was Jesus which made him whole" (Psalm 100:3; John 5:15).

   We're all in need of repair, aren't we?  Long ago in Eden, Adam's choice to disbelieve and disobey God led to spiritual and moral disrepair in his life and in the human race that sprang forth from him.  Moreover, we've all made a mess of things ourselves, like sheep gone astray down paths of destruction (Isaiah 53:6).  We try to fix our own hearts and lives, leading to great failure and frustration until finally someone tells us that the Lord Jesus Christ is a redeemer of things lost, a restorer of things broken.  It is He who makes us whole, and He alone can continue the ongoing repair and redemption of those who trust and submit themselves to Him.

    "Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6).

    Thankfully, our Creator and Redeemer finishes what He starts.  He fixes that which we broke as we look to the One who perfectly knows the inner and outer components of our being.  Our role involves the humble and trusting recognition of such grace, and the determination to remain close in heart to the only hope of our hearts.  At the end of our lives and throughout eternity, the anthem will ring when our story is told: "It was Jesus which made him whole."  It is Jesus presently making us whole, and the work in progress we are redounds to His glory.  Let us therefore bring our remaining brokenness to Him, seeking and expecting grace as we seek and expect the change God purposes to effect in us.  We shall not be disappointed, and one day the work in progress shall be completed as our Father completes His purpose of conforming us to the image of His Son…

"He restoreth my soul."
(Psalm 23:3)
"I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before Him."
(Ecclesiastes 3:14)

Weekly Memory Verse
    When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man, that Thou art mindful of him, and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?
(Psalm 8:3-4)

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