The One of a Kind God

December 13, 2107

The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.” John 1:14 The Message

If you want to know what God looks like .. how he acts .. and can you trust him .. then let your grip take hold of Jesus. His friendship began with an invitation: Follow me. His instruction introduced you to your real Father. He guaranteed intimacy by a cross. His promise of life .. a true life .. a freed life was rejected by everyone but the desperate .. rejected .. dis-eased .. unimportant .. tormented .. despairing .. love-starving .. and law-crippled folks. He could only live one way .. generously. He offered everything that-He-Is for everything that-you-were. The same life that the Father lived through the Son is the same life He wants to live in you. That offer alone can cause you to close your grip while you’re gasping for such grace. Will Jesus really be this way with me? Can I trust him with all my secrets? How can I be sure? What will God be like with you? Generous inside and out. Why will He be this way? Because that is the only God he can be! Your life in Christ becomes a  gift of grace. He’s not in a hurry to change you or hide your blemishes. He’s not ashamed of where you’ve been .. strayed .. or struggled. He knows the true value of the real estate where he’s making his home. You can relax your grip … Jesus won’t let go. It only takes a moment …

“For was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile everything to himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” Colossians 1:19-20 Christian Standard

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to Neighborhoods developed by Jesus. (kchesterp1@gmail.com)

 

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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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