Time

Time

Two plus years…

That’s how long it’s been since I last posted on this blog. The funny thing is that I’ve always wanted to be someone who had a blog that was regularly updated and that people would read. I wanted the blog to serve as a place where I could dust off beautiful truths about God that we’ve somehow lost. If you’re new to this blog, I belong to a global community of people who believe that we were created on purpose for a purpose by a creator who loves us, redeems us, and restores us as His creation.

This blog would highlight points in my life in which I saw the creator’s beauty in situations, circumstances, and moments. I started like hot cakes with posting about once a week or so and then it fell off. I picked it back up for a while and then again fell off. So, here I am two years later dusting off the blog in hopes of creating something that would help people see the same beauty in this creator.

The opening line on the blog says it all. Often times, the things we learn about God are not brand new, they are things that’s been true all along. However, somewhere along the way, it got lost and just needed to be picked up, dusted off, and reclaimed. This tribe I belong to (followers of Jesus is what I prefer to be called) has wrestled, debated, and sought to answer the deepest of questions as it relates to the human existence for thousands of years. I want to be very clear, I don’t believe I have ALL the answers or even have it ALL figured out. However, What I do know is that there is a creator who loves you and I and so desperately wants to open our eyes. What I do have is a personal love letter written to you and I by the creator.

In this love letter, the creator tells the story of our creation. The joy He experienced in creating us, the pleasure He took in making us, designing us, and breathing life into us. Just like any good love story…

there is heartbreak…

there is pain…

there is separation…

there is…

A moment in which the first of us, known as Adam and Eve, are deceived by an antagonist who’s only mission is to destroy the beauty of the creator’s creation. He does this by creating doubt, doubt in who we are and whose we are. That doubt led us to break our relational connection with the creator. That doubt created in us this brokenness we simply call sin. Our sin vs. the creator’s holiness led to a divide between us and Him. We had to pack up and move out and its one of the most painful scenes written. But hope is not lost as the creator promises that He has a way to win us back, a way that had already been in the works before time itself.

The rest of the love letter unfolds like a beautifully told saga with many ups and many down. The first half cumulating into the creator sending His only son, His beloved son to stand in the gap for us…

to take on our doubt…

our shame…

our guilt…

our death…

Honestly, there no greater way to show your love for someone then to take the death they deserve and die in their place. How beautiful is that? It’s hard for us to view death through the lens of beauty, but the alternative is emptiness, separation, loneliness…forever. Jesus (the creator’s beloved son) dying for our sake reconnects those who follow Him back to the creator. It’s one of the most profound acts of love I’ve ever known and there will never ever be any like it again. That’s the beauty I want to show you. That’s the beauty I want to point out in my everyday life. That a love so great, it led to a beloved son taking my brokenness as His own so that I could be reconnected to my creator.

So, with time…

I want to point out the same beauty and truth for you…

Thanks for reading.

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