Let’s take a journey shortly through the pages of history. And that was how God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning. Amidst the darkness, He moved over it and declared, “Let there be light.”
Boom, that was how darkness surrendered to the rulership of divinity.
Later on, He formed man (Adam and Eve), yes for the sole purpose of fellowship.
What did He not do? or better still, what has He not done?
He offered them life but they rejected him and chose death. He gave them His trust but they reciprocated with their distrust. He showed them His love but they were too busy burning in their lust.
Guess what…? In spite of all these, they kept emphasizing their excuses.
Hmmm, what an event that turned again the hands of history. What a reality that has become a story for centuries.
Well, following the spiritual law, death came as a penalty. I mean, man was disconnected from his source, alienated from his nature and of course, departed from the spiritual covering.
Yes, that was the fate man never wanted to accept, the state no man could change, an order that no one could reverse, because it was a law that no flesh could annul.
Just as a nursing mother can never forget her sucking child, that was how a God became a man just because of love. He left the comfort/entourage of angels and came down to embrace the sufferings man purchased but couldn’t pay for.
What manner of man is this? Despite the insults, pain and shame He sinned not, and by so doing became the perfect ransom.
Calm down, I know you’ve heard the story, but He wants you to know Him (intimately).
He died for us all (me and you inclusive). He was buried and did not thirst corruption, resurrected and offered us salvation, no wonder, He took away the chain of condemnation, broke it and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. No doubt, this is the perfect work of redemption.
Pondering on all these, we just can’t stop asking “Who is man that thou art so mindful of him?”
In our sinfulness, He presented unto us His righteousness. In our arrogance, He treated us with patience. Even while we were heart hardened, He showed us His gentleness. In our faithlessness, He prove His Faithfulness.
This is just too good to be true, but that’s the Good News.
What then can we say? Blessed art thou O God, who paid the debt He did not owe. Merciful art thou O God, by whose blood we are pardoned. Holy art thou oh Lord, who gave His life and justified his own. Great art thou O Lord, by whose blood the veil is torn. Gracious art thou O God, by whose Spirit we can now access the throne.
This is the reality of what He has done. Thankfully accept Him, heartily believe Him and sincerely confess Him with your mouth, for by so doing you are saved.
Romans 10:9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.