Wednesday, February 21, 2018

EmmDev 2018-02-21 [Lent2018] With us

With us

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" --which means, "God with us."      (Matthew1:22-23)
In the midst of his troubles and suffering Job utters the heartcry of all humanity: "If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!" (Job.23:3)

But Job's longing to go and find God in His dwelling could not be fulfilled. In Psalm 15 David explains why:
"LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?
He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous..."

Job wasn't blameless and nor are we.

BUT when we could not go to God, God came to us!

John says it so well:
"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." (1John.4:9-10)

Your Lent challenge today is simple:
Spend the day delighted that You are so loved by God that He came for you!

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