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2009-04-01 23:23:02

We, who freely chose imperfection and sin when we chose to

disobey God, are still loved by God, but because of our darkness

would be destroyed by the very essence and nature of God, just as

if you turn on a light in a dark room, the darkness has no choice

in the matter, it doesn't matter what the light thinks of the

darkness, it's destroyed. God, being a Righteous judge, cannot just

let our wrongdoing go without some sort of payment for our crimes.

just as if one of our own judges would not be right to let his

daughter go free of a speeding ticket if she came into his court

with it, merely because he loved her. he would not be righteous at

all, quite the opposite in fact. But he still wants to be with us.

So he found a loophole. what if he found a way that got rid of the

darkness in our spirits? What if he found a way to make us clean

again? Then we could be with him without his nature destroying us,

and live life to the fullest! So he payed for our "speeding

ticket". After he condemned us to our sentence he got down and took

off his robes, and payed it off. We had no way to pay it, and it

had to be paid, and so he sent Jesus to pay the price for us. It

required the sacrifice of something pure and sinless, and only God

is that, so he sent HIMSELF to pay it. It has become somewhat

cliche, but the quickest answer is this: for God SO loved the

world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him will

not die, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) this is not talking

of mere physical death and life, but a spiritual one. Now, that

gave us the ability to give our lives to him, to say Yes to Jesus

as being the God of who we are, the personal, loving savior of our

souls; but not only of that, of everything in us. As Rose said of

Jack in Titanic: he saved me in every way a person CAN be saved...

and that is exactly what Jesus wants. He wants to come in and shake

up who we are, be the best thing that ever happened to us. All it

requires is everything of you. it really truly requires you giving

up who you are to him, but the good news is, you really aren't

giving up anything at all, because everything you were truly meant

to be, everything you really are is his idea in the first place,

his design, his dream to fulfill in you. So all you have to give up

is those things that cause more death in your life, more bondage,

more pain. Now its not to say that Christianity is this end to all

pain, because trust me, it comes. But it is the only thing that

truly allows us to LIVE, instead of merely exist. to grow instead

of remain the same. to see instead of grope around endlessly in the

dark, wondering forever why all of these different things happen,

why we are here, who we are, what we're doing here, where are we

going? It is the WHY of life. it is the purpose. it is the meaning

and the fulfillment of our hopes, our dreams, and of our very

existence. Christianity is about pursuing a relationship with the

God whose love is so much greater than our flaws, and creates a way

for us to live again.

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