|Posted by cfc_webservant on April 22, 2013 at 11:40 PM|
Romans 8:1 - Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Back in Kerala, we had a dog called Tiger, who is no more. He was quite faithful, lovable and obedient. But the moment he had his plate of food before him, the dark side of him used to take over. He would not resist anyone to be around when his plate is full. Every passerby at that time would be his staunch enemy.
That’s what happened one day when I got back home after college. Mom had served food for him in his plate. Unaware of that, I quickly ran to his den, trying to just play around with him. But the inevitable happened, and I got my first dog bite in my forearm. The flesh came out of my forearm and I cried in pain.
Soon after I got back from hospital, I was kind of reconciled to what had happened but Tiger didn’t! He kept his distance. When I finally saw him, his tail was between his legs, his ears drooping and eyes wet when I showed him my wounded forearm. He thought I was mad at him. He didn't knew I had already dealt with what had happened and reconciled. The moment Tiger saw my dad after the incident, he was even more dreadful and shuddered in fear.
Somewhere, sometime, you also get tangled in this kind of fear and guilt…and you’ve been avoiding God. You wonder if you could ever feel close to God again.
The message of his torn flesh on the cross is — you can. The door is open. Don’t trust your conscience. Trust the cross. You’re welcome in God’s presence!
Abba Father, Your sacrifice at the cross is the best welcome message to us who are sinners. Lord, your stretched arms are not just arms but a cushion filled pavement to salvation. Continue to lead us. In Jesus' name, Amen
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