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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Knowing God

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” 
― A.W. Tozer

This simple but profound truth is what defines us. We cannot get around it, we cannot elude it, and we cannot ignore it. Even the atheist is defined by their view of who God isn’t.

It has been a while since I (Wayne) posted on the blog, except for a quick thank you to my wife this morning. I would like to personally thank each of you for all your prayers over the last three months. I could feel Him carry me when I had no strength of my own, which was often. This has been the ordeal of a lifetime, literally. I am sure that the Lord is not finished with me yet. This is just the opening act.

I would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and therapists whose guidance was so encouraging. I could not have done it without you.

What comes into your mind when you think about God? I have meditated on that for a longtime, especially the last three months, and I am still in awe with the plan of salvation. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) 

How amazing is the plan of salvation? The words elude me to describe the love and mercy that God displayed in the plan of salvation. It was the purpose of the incarnation, Jesus becoming fully man but remaining fully God. As the perfect Lamb of God, He took all of humanity’s sin, shame and guilt and bore it on the cross. Taking the full force of God’s wrath for a rebellious and stubborn people; a people opposed to God, a people rejecting the very existence of God. There is nothing we can offer and there is no sacrifice large enough to cover the wrongs we have done. We are totally in debt to Jesus Christ because we are purchased by His precious blood.

John 17:1-5 says “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify You, since You have given Him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom You have given Him.  And this is eternal life, that they know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I glorified You on earth, having accomplished the work that You gave Me to do. And now, Father, glorify Me in Your own presence with the glory that I had with You before the world existed.”

It is the ultimate pursuit of life to try to comprehend an incomprehensible God! Our sole objective in life is to get a glimpse of His unending holiness, glory and majesty.

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