NOTE: I am on a “retirement/anniversary” trip and will be out until late September. In the meantime, I’m sharing recycled DayBreaks for 2010. Thanks for your understanding!
From the DayBreaks archive, September 2010:
Have you ever given serious thought to how you would describe the love of God to someone who has never, ever heard of the Christ? How do you describe something so wonderful that it is virtually beyond belief? There is a song, Indescribable, that talks about the wonder of this God that we adore and follow. It is a great song and I love it.
The love of God, just like His power, is indescribable but an old Jewish legend does a pretty good job. It describes what happened when God created man. The legend says that God took into His confidence the Angels that stood about his throne and told them of His plan to create creatures in His likeness. The Angel of Justice said, ‘Create him not … for if you do he will commit all kinds of wickedness against his fellow man; he will be hard and cruel and dishonest and unrighteous.’ The Angel of Truth said, ‘Create him not … for he will be false and deceitful to his brother and even to Thee.’ The Angel of Holiness stood and said, ‘Create him not … he will follow that which is impure in your sight, and dishonor you to your face.’
Then stepped forward the Angel of Mercy, God’s most beloved angel, who said; ‘Create him, our Heavenly Father, for when he sins and turns from the path of right and truth and holiness I will take him tenderly by the hand, and speak loving words to him, and then lead him back to you.’
Of course this is just a legend…and the Jewish Rabbis either didn’t know, or believe, in the Messiah. It was Jesus – the very Son of God and God of Gods – who extended the nail scarred hand to all who turn from the path of right and truth and holiness to lead us back to the Father.
PRAYER: For the Son of Mercy, we shout ‘Halleljuah!” In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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