Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Dancing In The Light
If we believed that Jesus did what He thinks He did, then we wouldn’t cover up—we’d dance about like crazy in the light of what’s true. And perhaps our greatest, most-fun thing to do would be to help everyone see what we see: ourselves and others in the true light of what Jesus did. We’d see His glory.
If we do not choose to know people as Christ has identified them through what He did at the cross and resurrection—yes, it’s invisible, but no less real—then we are crippled and see poorly. Conversely, if we see them as He has made them by His actions, we are made strong through faith because we see clearly.
Feeling feeble lately? Consider what’s captured your effort and view: masks and camouflage, or the cross and resurrection. One is false, one is true. One confuses and produces weariness, while the other enlightens and invigorates.
"So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." (2 Corinthians 5:16-21)