CHRIST IN US
Wednesday, April 6. 2016
You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. 2 Corinthians 3:1
Have you ever thought about what a follower of Jesus clings to when he seemingly cannot cling to anything himself?
Here is a story of how God made this more evident to me. I’ve been a diabetic for over 20 years. While on vacation, I misjudged my activity level one day. My blood sugar took a nose dive after we’d gone to bed. I was totally unaware of my surroundings and of what was going on. My wife, Delores, was aware, however, and offered me a banana. Then, all I was aware of is a forearm and hand offering me the banana. In my mind, I saw it as the hand of God and received the food. I was aware of nothing else until my cognition returned. Then I became aware of a number of things all at once.
At that moment, I was aware of being in bed, in a hotel room, and the furnishings in the room. At that same moment, I was aware of my thoughts being focused on my Father in heaven, His loving kindness, His mercy, His patience, and other attributes. I came to, talking to Him, praising Him, and thanking Him for giving His Son, Jesus, over to death so a rotten derelict like me could have life.
Our Father is a work in us even when we are unaware and regardless of our physical circumstances. Paul says in Romans 10:8 that His Word is in our mouth and in our heart. How’d it get there? Jeremiah says of God in Jeremiah 31:33, “… I will put My law within them, and I will write it on their hearts.”
In 2 Corinthians 3:3 it is written, “And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” WOW!
THE PRAYER: Our Father in heaven, we praise You that with Your Son and with Your Spirit, You are always at work in Your children. Bless us that we may treasure the words of Your mouth even more than our necessary food. AMEN.
THE AUTHOR: Bob Desemone