Oblivious to the Wonder!

How many of God’s children “just don’t get it?” Do we really grasp the wonder of God’s involvement of Himself with us? Why would He – pure, perfect and holy Being that He is – have the least interest in us? How can He stand us: fallen, rebellious, selfish, sinful, corrupt beings that we are? He loves us! The basis of that love is never found in us; it is found only in His grace and mercy! That grace was operative before He created the world. He brought us into existence, even while knowing that we would rebel. He planned and provided rescue and restoration for whosoever will receive salvation, through surrendering to Jesus as Savior and Lord. Those who “will” find themselves embraced in His love and care. God comes to live in His redeemed children’s hearts. He starts a process of purging out sin, purifying our hearts, and preparing us for eternity in Heaven with Himself! This process is to make us like His beloved Son. From the moment of genuine conversion, we experience the wonder of this relationship. The depth of this relationship is experienced as we open ourselves to His Word and prayer. If we truly know Him, we must never settle for being oblivious to the wonder! Give yourself to: “….grow(ing) in grace, and in the knowledge (knowing) of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (From II Peter 3:18). Frederick M. Lehman’s hymn, “The Love of God,” finds echo in the hearts of those who are His: “Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made, were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade; to write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry; nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky. Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!  How measureless and strong!  It shall forevermore endure—the saints’ and angels’ song!” Selah! Getting to know Him intimately will keep you from being oblivious to the wonder!  Ron

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One thought on “Oblivious to the Wonder!

  1. The whole question as to why God created man in the first place is a great wonder. It has to be that He wanted companionship. We were created in His image. He wants fellowship. This is not understood by most, and I think that I have an extreme limited understanding of it. Thanks for your article today. It got me thinking about the “why” as to God creating man in the first place.

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