Today's headlines...you read them. HISTORIC DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT--MONUMENTAL. Fundamental Change...Foundations are shaking. Everyone is weighing in on the issues. yak-yak--blah-blah...he said/she said.It is somewhat irritating if it weren't so important.
...and I sit and ponder what the future holds for America...for our children and our grandchildren
...and my heart simply burns with a deep ache for what lies ahead.
...and my eyes sting with tears--because marriage is at the very heart of God
...and I look around at a world of wars, chaos, evil and disease...
...and I open THE WORD...
to the beautiful book of Ephesians...
...and the heart of God speaks so softly--and sings so sweetly of His GRACE AND PEACE to me. (Eph 1:2)
...and he tells me that He chose me to be IN CHRIST before the world began...and he sees me as blameless and holy before Him. (Eph1:4)
...and He tells me that I am His Child because His will is kind (vs5)
...and I am redeemed through His blood and forgiven lavishly by grace (vs7-8)
....and I find my position...once again...
I am in Christ.
I am IN Christ.
I AM in Christ.
I am in CHRIST.
That phrase wraps around my heart like a warm blanket. It calms the inner storms and gives me a peace that can't be taken away.
In Christ-I know who I am.
In Christ-I know who He is.
In Christ-I know where I am going.
The courts can make rules--the governments of this world can go to war--our leaders can boast and celebrate over what breaks the very heart of Our God. We save whales yet kill the unborn child....we hug trees yet hunt down Believers...they can take away our right to pray in schools and remove the manger scenes from public places. They can sterilize Holidays and History books...
but our God wins.
He has the final word...
because HE IS THE WORD.
IN CHRIST. That is my position. My foundation is the person of Jesus Christ. He can't be moved-broken-sterilized-taken away-over ruled-legislated or silenced. He isn't subject to opinion or culture and won't change with the political climate.
AND HE IS TO COME.
HOW FIRM IS YOUR FOUNDATION?