Let Me Tell You

Let me tell you.

Let me tell about this someone I know, the someone through which everyone exists.

Let me tell you about my God.

There is this Love that nothing can separate, nothing can penetrate, nothing can destroy.

There is a Love that is eternal, a Love that never ends, a Love that reaches to the darkest night.

There is a Light stronger than the strongest darkness, a Light more glorious and beautiful than 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times the most beautiful thing we can imagine.

There is a God who holds all things in His hands, who created the very universe.

Do you not know? Have you not heard?

There is a God who measured the waters of the earth in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the very heavens by the span of His hand, and calculated the dust of the earth by the measure and weighed the highest mountains in a balance.

Who is able to direct the Spirit of the Lord?

With whom does the Lord of Hosts consult and who gave Him understanding?

Who taught Him the path of justice and taught Him knowledge?

No one. No one but Himself.

There is none but Him who knows the way of knowledge and truth. There is none but my God who knows the path of justice.

He alone is good. He alone is righteous.

Do you not know? Have you not heard?

Has it not been declared to you from the beginning?

Has not the Creator of all heaven and earth been shown to you by what has been made?

I tell you, since the very foundations of the world were laid in place His eternal power and completely divine nature have been clearly seen and understood through all that has been made.

It is HE who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers.

It is HE who stretches out the entire universe like a curtain and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.

It is HE who pours forth His glory by the very work of His hands, who displays without words His very attributes.

He makes the judges of the earth meaningless, He merely blows on them and they wither, and the storm carries them away like stubble.

This is the God I serve.

Yet, with all His power, all His might, He loves us.

What does that even mean? What meaning does that four-letter word even carry?

Words have lost their value, but still:

Let me tell you.

Our Creator, perfect in everything, placed the best of His creation, that which was created in His very image, He placed in a beautiful land of paradise.

But, as we all know the story, He gave them a command. He told them that in the day that they ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, they would surely die.

He walked with them in the garden, and they enjoyed perfect fellowship. He gave them all and more than they would ever need and He protected them with His command from that which would not profit them.

Yet, He gave them the choice. The choice to love Him back after all of eternity, the choice to obey His one command given for their protection.

Yet, they refused to trust Him. They did not wait upon the Lord, they went ahead with their own will and they disobeyed the very command that was meant to protect them.

Yet, still, He loved them. And He loves us still.

What does that word mean? That word “love”?

Well, that, it seems, is what God wanted to show us.

Let me tell you about it, let me tell you about my Elohim.

While we continued to choose to reject His loving commands and while we continued to sacrifice ourselves to sin, He still loved us.

But He was a just God, and our sins still needed to be paid for. The wages of sin is death.

Death. That is what we deserve. Death.

God never lost His control. There is no way for my God to lose His sovereignty.

So with cunning, He crafted the ultimate love story. The one and only TRUE LOVE.

Not recklessly. He was and is intentional and purposeful in all His actions.

So He gave himself.

Who did He give himself to? He gave himself up to us, He gave himself up to death. 

He who knew no sin became sin. How is that possible?

Let me tell you.

He was perfect in every way, the very picture of righteousness, while we were separated from God, loathing ourselves and everyone else. By our own works, we had separated ourselves from God.

Jesus undid what we had done. We shrank from the presence of God. He stood firmly in the Father’s will.

We could not enter into God’s presence, but He did.

And yet, He stooped low, down to us.

He gave up His majesty, He did not wear His glittering crown. He became a man, like us, with the same temptations as us. He had the choice to sin, but He stood firm.

And then, in the most gracious act of love, He gave himself up for us.

Our sin, our violence, our hatred, was laid on Him, the Perfect Son of Man and Son of God.

We mocked Him, we accused Him, we beat Him, we spit on Him, the Anointed One of God, the Messiah. We cried out “Crucify!”. When confronted with His innocence we said: “His blood be on us and on our children.” (Mathew 27:25).

And we got what we wanted, not because of our power, but because of our lack of it. We said we were willing that His innocent blood be on us and our children. Little did we know at the time that it was exactly what God had planned. The blood of an innocent man willingly shed to cover our sins. His blood is on us and on our children.

The high priest said, unknowing that he was fulfilling God’s purpose, “It is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” (John 11:50 ESV) Jesus died for the people.

So He paid death. He defied death. He destroyed death.

He paid the cost of our sins, and oh, what a costly price to pay.

He gave His very life for us.

He gave up His life to defy death. He died so that we would never have to fear it.

He was our Passover lamb, crucified for our salvation. He was the one and only truly Unleavened man. He is our Unleavened bread. He is the Firstfruits of the Resurrection, the Firstborn of God, fulfilling all that the scriptures had prophesied of.

In Him is our fulfillment. In Him is our everything. Without Him, we have, literally, NOTHING.

Will you follow Him?

Will you follow in His footsteps? Are you willing to die to your flesh and be raised up again in new life?

Are you willing to let Him change you from the inside out?

Are you willing?

He is faithful, and will NEVER let you go.

Follow Him.

Let me tell you about the love He has.

Oh, please, I beg you! Let me tell you about Him!!! You will never be the same.

His love is so deep, so wide, so free, it will never run dry. He gives peace, unutterable, beyond understandable, unexplainable, peace. And He gives us freedom from the chains of sin that shackle us.

You, yes, even you, can be forgiven, thanks to the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross, thanks to the only one who ever defied death. Praise be to God!!!

He loves you and calls to you, asking that you would be willing to enter into His love. Not for His sake does He call, but for yours. He is for you.

What then shall we say to these things?

If God is for us, who can be against us?

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him, freely give us all things?

Who will bring a charge against God’s elect?

God is the one who justifies; who is to condemn?

Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

Who will separate us from the love of Christ?

Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 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.

Amen.


Most of this post was based off of Isaiah 40, Psalm 19, Romans 1, Romans 8, and other places that I don’t quite remember. (They were mainly from a form of memory/ paraphrase)

Have a wonderful day and weekend, celebrating Resurrection Sunday and remember the hope we have that death has been defeated. Praise the Lord!

For the ending verse, I just wanted to share one of my very favorite verses ever. Enjoy!!!

“In repentance and rest you will be saved,

In quietness and trust is your strength.”

-Isaiah 30:15

The song for this week is “Love Song” also known as “Just To Be With You” by Third Day

Here are the lyrics:

I’ve heard it said that a man would climb a mountain
Just to be with the one he loves
How many times has he broken that promise
It has never been done.
I’ve never climbed the highest mountain
But I walked the hill of calvary

[Chorus:]
Just to be with you, I’d do anything
There’s no price I would not pay
Just to be with you, I’d give anything
I would give my life away.

I’ve heard it said that a man would swim the ocean
Just to be with the one he loves
How may times has he broken that promise
It can never be done
I’ve never swam the deepest ocean
But I walked upon the raging sea

[Repeat chorus]

[Bridge]
I know that you don’t understand
the fullness of My love
How I died upon the cross for your sins
And I know that you don’t realize
how much that I gave you
But I promise, I would do it all again.
Just to be with you, I’ve done everything
There’s no price I did not pay
Just to be with you, I gave everything
Yes, I gave my life away.

 


*All directly quoted verses are from the NASB translation unless otherwise noted. Unreferenced verses are probably either from the ESV or NASB translation.
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Author: Faith on the Farm

I’m just a Christian girl who’s striving to glorify God here on the farm. I love sunsets, roses, my dog, and about everything you can photograph on a farm. As you’ve probably guessed, I love photography. When I’m not reading my bible or working on schoolwork, you’ll probably find me cooking, practicing cello, or somewhere outside with my dog by my side and camera in hand. I also love to sing my heart out to my Saviour.

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