Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Gift Overflowing

                                          Dead Come Alive - Animation

 The power of this song & animation are nothing compared to the power of the TRUE STORY which it is based on. "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed." 1 Peter 2:24  "This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord." Ezekiel 37:5&6  We have been given a gift.  A gift that is irreplaceable and never runs out.  Something that we should want to shout from the roof tops about.  It's a gift of closeness.  Closeness with God.  Sin, our sin, separated us from God & He desired us so much that He was willing to take on the pain and death of the world so that we didn't have to.  So that we could be close to Him, be with Him.  When He went so far to be with us, should not we strive to be closer to Him in our everyday lives?  Reaching for Him, for wisdom & understanding, for compassion & love, for Christ-likeness.  And the beauty, the sheer beauty, of this gift is that it is overflowing.  Into our families, our friends, our neighbors & their neighbors & so on & so forth... Because His will will be done & He is calling out to us, all of us.  So share your gift, don't "hide it under a bushel" or a bucket, or a mask, or your popularity, or status, or pride.  Let the gift, the Gospel, the Holy Spirit, shine out from you through your actions, your words, your love, and your thoughts.  We have Life, life eternal.  Let us grasp onto it, reach toward the one who gave it, and sing of it to anyone who'll hear.

-XO Juls

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