“[God Has Set Things Right]But in our time something new has been added. What Moses and the prophets witnessed to all those years has happened. The God-setting-things-right that we read about has become Jesus-setting-things-right for us. And not only for us, but for everyone who believes in him. For there is no difference between us and them in this. Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.”
Glorious lives…. I look back at the life I’ve lived and what I see is the long and sorry record I’ve written as a sinner. But what God sees is the glorious life He has willed for me. He sees me through the veil of the blood of Jesus Christ. He sees the perfect creation I will be when I enter into His glory.
What is a glorious life? Is it one of self-destruction and self-pity? Is it a life of hiding in the shadows or is it a life lived in the light cast upon us by the wonder of Easter?
I recently reconnected with my very first boyfriend via social networking. He is married and has a small son. I love that! Having someone to share your life journey is so important. What does this have to anything? Exchanging emails with him made me think about the girl who was so excited to get letters from him in the mail. Life was ahead of me and for me everything was glorious. I’m not sure when the “real world” stepped in, but in the matter of a few years glorious turned to gloomy. Heart break and personal struggles created shades of gray for many years. After my husband passed on the rainbows we’d had together turned to shades of black.
I have determined though that I will not sit in the blackness and feed into my own personal pity party. I am surrounding myself with color and I will use every tear I’ve cried to embrace the glorious future that God has created for me and paved with blood of my Savior.
Heavenly Father, help me to see the glory of this day that you have created for me. I thank You for the colors of Spring that fill my soul with joy. I thank You for my friends and family who fill my heart with hope. I thank You for Your all-consuming love for me that sees me as glorious in spite of my sins. In Jesus’ name… ~Amen