God didn’t wait on you …

God didn’t wait on you …

October 11, 2017

“God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son he loves so much, the Son who got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of the sins we were doomed to keep repeating.” Colossians 1:13-14 The Message

God didn’t wait on you when it came to greatest battle ever fought. He’s watch every dead end path you’ve ever walked .. or even travelled down in your mind. He also knows there is a darker dungeon than anything you’ve ever experienced. But that didn’t stop Him. You were made with 206 pieces of calcium .. formed and attached with incredible love. The world you live in was formed in perfect love as well. But everything broke into pieces .. unfixable. Even the colors of the universe lost some of their beauty and brilliance. But God didn’t ask you to fix it. You couldn’t. Even your best day has a crack or fracture in it somewhere. No amount of effort or resources can cover over it. So the Son became the Rescuer .. misunderstood .. mocked .. marked as impotent .. an imposter. But that didn’t stop God from rescuing your life out of poisoned-good and seductive-evil. No one could conceive a fix out of death and blood. That’s because we never really thought we were beyond reach .. or bankrupted-truth. But you were and anyone not in the grip of this Holy Rescuer still is. That makes your life and message all the more urgent in a rapidly declining world. God didn’t wait on you and now the Son’s life is doing the same through you. If He’s fixed and fitted you together, then you’ll begin to see and feel the brokenness and damage all around you. You can walk down a friend’s path in the knowledge that Jesus is the only Rescuer for another life. You can be a friend of the Friend .. who restores vibrant harmonies within a life. When you’ve been rescued, you never forget the nail-scarred hands that led you out. It only takes a moment …

“… Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe – people and things, animals and atoms – get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.” Colossians 1:19-20 The Message

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Former Pit-dwellers following Jesus (kchesterp1@gmail.com)

About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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