Midweek Wake-Up, February 15, 2018
If you were in church on Sunday, you heard the quote from Wendy Alsup, where she writes “If you know what God created in perfection, you will begin to recognize it when you see it in redemption”. The more I reflect on this thought, and the dance you and I are called into as men and women, husbands and wives for the glory of God, the more significant it becomes.
You and I are actors so to speak, in this grand drama of displaying the wonder and glory of God to the watching world. Realizing that we are far from where God created us in the garden, but we long to go back there, and life on this planet is about walking in the power of the gospel, showcasing God’s redemption through our lives.
Yet it’s a struggle is it not? We confuse biblical views of equality for cultural views. We get entangled in a desire for our rights, as opposed to the reality that as our rescuer Christ has a claim on our lives and our perceived rights. We often forget our calling to the upside down kingdom, understanding that we base our lives not on the world around us, but on the words of Christ.
But when we go back to Genesis 1 & 2, we see the beauty that God created, and the place we long for. The place of perfect communion with God, of men and women living in the harmony of who God created them to be. Giving us the picture we seek as we showcase the redemptive work of Jesus in our lives.
This morning NSC, I encourage you to read through Genesis 1-3, the place from where we see the entire storyline of the Bible flow. And may you marvel at the beauty that God created, weep at our rebellious lives that went our own way, and celebrate the reality that God sent us a rescuer, so we might once more understand the dance that you and I are called into!