Tuesday, April 20, 2010

for Him...through Him

1 Corinthians 8:6 Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
Nouns, verbs and prepositions...this short verse tightly weaves these three categories of word to express wonderful "bottom-line" thoughts about our relationship to the Father and Son.  Thirty-five simple words communicate the most profound of concepts.  There is only one God.  He is the Father of all creation and He is our Father as well.  Our existence, each day and for a lifetime..and beyond, is for Him.  That only makes sense.  We ought to live for Him...to do what pleases Him...to seek to honor Him...to inquire in His presence...to play at His feet...to grow in maturity before Him.  Jesus holds the place of greatest honor because He was God's means of bringing us into being and in restoring us to eternal life.  We would not know the Father apart from Jesus.  God is the architect and Jesus the builder.  Isn't it grand that the most awesome eternal personalities are so committed to knowing us so personally?  We weren't just a project to complete...we were a family to be established for all time.
Rob Smith

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