We’ve been found. Once lost in the despair of selfish desires, blinded by the hands of sin, broken by the whips of the world. Brought back to life by the blood of a lamb who died for those who weren’t known. Orphans in need of a Father, adopted by the resurrected Son. Created to be with the Creator, Separated from Him by sin and now what can be done? Is there any way to restore the broken? Is there any way to find true happiness?
We look to find a god in anything but God. Thinking our good deeds have a higher value than the price Jesus paid, the laws of religion hold more weight than the grace He gave, philosophy of man giving power to the flesh, science discrediting faith. However, there is no man with enough strength to solve the problem of sin. The solution is not in our hands but in the hands of a Father that so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). He promised the solution: Christ. Since the beginning He promised that the offspring of women will strike the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15). Victory was in our hands since the beginning. We failed, sinned, hid from God yet the grace that flowed from His heart was already being promised.
I can’t imagine how it is to leave my comfort, my throne, all I’ve known, to pay the price of the crimes that an entire world committed when I was innocent. BUT, Christ did. The love that He had, has and will always have for humanity is simplified into the image of His sacrifice. Virgin Mary giving birth to a man that knew not was sin was (Isaiah 7:14) but did know that His purpose was to die for you and me, giving us the solution to the problem found in sin (Mark 10:45). But it didn't end there, death was not the final battle. Our battle was won when three days later as He resurrected (1 Corinthians 15:4-5) and snatched us out of the pits of death (Hebrews 2:15), our sins cleansed by His blood, our hearts restored by His life. Jesus Christ became the only way for us to come to the Father (Matthew 6:16; John 4:6; Hebrews 10:19-20). Only one thing we have to do, believe in Christ and accept Him as our Lord and Savior (John 1:12; Romans 10:9-10). His return to Heaven didn’t mean we were abandoned with something as great as Salvation with no clue what to do with it; He left the comforter, the Holy Spirit that would enter in as Himself as soon as we said “I do” (John 14:16-17). I do to absolute happiness, true joy, eternal life (Genesis 1:27-28).
We invite you to divorce your desires, the sin that is consuming you, the emptiness that ironically is the only thing filling you up and say I do to a Christ that will walk along with you every step of the way.