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Choosing the Remoteness of Obscurity

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We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; (2 Corinthians 4:8).

Who, Lord am I, that You, the God that created the universewould even care to know my name, to even number the hairs of my head.

Who am I, that you, God of the universe, would even care to know me, to feel my despair,my sorrow and take time to listen to my prayers and even wipe away my tears?

Who Am I God?

Our Identity In Christ.

We are mortals with an eternal soul. It is in that place of immortality, within humanity’s soul that the God of the universe connects with His creationTo think that God would love such a one as I. It is not because of who I am or for what I have done but because of who He is and what He has done.

Life is hard no doubt. We could sit and converse about the shortcomings and tragedies of life but God said look up, our redemption draweth nigh.

We will not find what we are looking for in earthly treasures but rather eternal.

It will be found in the remote, obscure, most unpretentious and unusual places. In the dark, in the pain, in the brokenness, in the loneliness, in the uniqueness of people. Yes it will be found among people.

This earth it will pass away and so will our flesh, only those things we do for Christ will last. People have eternal value, there is nothing beyond the lives of people. It isn’t always easy, people are troubled, perplexed, distressed, persecuted, forsaken, cast down and in despair.

“People are messy; therefore, relationships will be messy. Don’t be surprised by the messiness.”

-Timothy Keller

BUT, that little word that changes everything, but, God robed Himself in flesh and dwelt amongst us, not so we can celebrate Christmas, rather, because He could once again have a relationship with His creation, human beings for eternity.

From the very beginning, it was God’s plan to “plenish” the earth with people. He wanted people to enjoy and live in harmony with God forever, but because humanity was given a choice, brokenness, heartache, death, sickness and sin entered in. It was not God’s choice, it was humanity’s choice and has continued from generation to generation. Jesus came that we might have a new life and be made new forever to live with Him.

Going into the places of the unknown, with a known God with a track record you can depend on, brings new dimension and height into the purpose of our existence. In a day of complexities we must choose who we will serve. It is our choice alone, and there is power in our choices.

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)

BY LINDA BROWN
http://healingwords247.blogspot.com/

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