Friday, January 10, 2014
This week’s short journey through creation has helped us see that all of what exists was God’s idea: He got it going, He keeps it going, and for today’s thought…
It's all going to Him
The Bible declares that everything (including us) was created FOR Jesus. Like it or not, there is an accountability for our lives. He is the Owner, and ownership presupposes accountability.
On a vacation our family visited the Mammoth Cave. You go down, down, down in this hole in the ground (it was so incredibly deep I distinctly recall hearing a muffled voice on the other side of the wall – speaking Chinese!) It is incredibly, alarmingly dark also. At one point our guide turned off all the lights; the darkness was so complete it seemed you could cut it with a knife. It was like being buried standing up.
At 300 feet below the surface there is a plaque. It tells how the early Indians would not go any deeper. They felt they had no right, that this was the world of the forces of darkness. The legend was that if they proceeded deeper demons and gods of the deep would attack. Somewhat below this level is the remains of a 2,500 year-old man who didn't make it back. It's no wonder they were afraid.
Darkness and “things unknown” are frightening. But that’s not God’s plan for us. The beloved apostle, John wrote, "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory..."John 1:14. This is not a god of darkness and fear; this is the God of all creation, Who has let us see His face.
All of creation was created by Jesus, for Jesus, and is in the process of returning to Jesus. And when we get there, the Bible declares that every knee shall bow. One day we will all stand before Jesus. Some of us will stand in judgment, others will stand for rewards. The difference between the two will be simple:
ON WHICH SIDE OF THE QUESTION DID YOU STAND ?
Have you taken the "leap of faith" that says, "I chose to believe the first four words of the Bible (In the beginning God…), and then the rest of the truth, that God loves me, and Jesus died for me. I embrace Him as my Savior. I turn from my old ways of sin and defeat and judgment."
You can bow later in judgment – or you can bow now in humility and receive Christ as Savior.
But you will bow!