“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
From The Weight of Glory by: C. S. Lewis
O how beautifully written. So true, so wonderfully true.
And as I reflect on c. S. Lewis’s beautiful assessment of the work of Christ n his own life, the age-old words of John Newton ring out so true to me, like church bells on a cold winter’s morning.
“Amazing Grace, How Sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.”
Not only does God’s Amazing grace open my blinded eyes, but my deafened ears as well.
Like a person who was dead, and now has come back to life again, coming to Jesus has awakened all of my five senses.
I can taste God’s grace in His provision of food, which is my daily portion.
I can smell God’ grace in the icy wind, or fragrant Spring and Summer breezes.
I feel His grace, when I reach out and touch my precious husband beside me.
I see His Grace in nature all around me, he continuity, the rhythms of Grace
and I hear His grace on a Sunday morning, as we gather and worship Him together in song.
And there is a sixth sense that God awakens in each of us as well, when we come to Jesus as our Savior and Lord.
The sense of Knowing God, to have a relationship with the Living God, the true God, My creator, My Savior.
28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11: 28-29)
The Yoke of knowing God, following Him, being His.. It is no yoke at all, it is freedom itself. We are set free when we are tied to God through faith in Jesus. We were slaves before, slaves to our selfishness, slaves to sin, slaves to futility. But Jesus changes everything, Jesus touches everything. There is nothing in our past, present or future that is not redeemed by His precious sacrifice, by His love.
.37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ( Romans 8:37-39)
Now that’s true freedom, to be loved without the possibility of being abandoned, forsaken, found wanting. God will never tire of loving us. He promises never to leave us or forsake us, never, ever. O, Believer, bask in His glorious love, as in the warmth of sunshine on a cold winter’s Day. Want to make an impression? Than leave an impression of His love everywhere you go, Be His love to others this day, and every day hereafter. Amen and Amen