Thursday, July 31, 2014

What is missing from the world when Jesus is missing from the world?

     In short, completeness.  When God created the world, “God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good.” – [Genesis 1:31]  We had a direct relationship with God and sin had not yet entered the world.  Then, our relationship with God was disrupted with original sin and death entered the world.  So, we had completeness.
     Jesus then brought us back to this completeness.  Our relationship to Jesus gives us a direct relationship to God.  Jesus being God and Man is the perfect One to complete our broken relationship.  However, our tendency towards sin still gets in the way at times and we disrupt our relationship with God, but by doing so, like Adam and Eve’s disobedience, we disrupt others’ relationship with God, as well.  A father who hits his wife or children disrupts every member of his family’s relationship with God.
     Jesus brings us hope, peace, and love, but not that which the world knows.  Jesus gives us a hope, peace, and love that no one can take from us.  It comes from within us and like a lamp on a lampstand it radiates for others to see.  When you have it, you cannot suppress it and it changes the world.  It brings the world and others closer to the completeness that God desires for them.  A completeness in His relationship with His creatures.

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