Saturday, August 10, 2013

UP A TREE



Luke 11:11  If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 
Luke 11:12  Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 

I heard an illustration the other day.  What if your child was in a tree and about to fall and hurt himself.  He cried Daddy help.  Would we first say I am sorry you did not make your bed today, you hit your sister, you did not eat your broccoli, your homework is not done, you got into the cookies without asking, etc. etc.  No because he is your child you go immediately to help him down.

Jesus knew human nature, he knew what we were thinking, he knew our hearts.  Yet he came to save us anyway.  I personally am so grateful that he came to save me a sinner.  That I am in his family.  Have I been a perfect sin free person since I was saved.  Of course not, but every single time I asked forgiveness I was forgiven. Every time my life got messy I cried, Abba Father (interpreted Abba daddy) Lord Help.  Every time He was there ready to help me.  Did it set anything I did or did not do right , of course not, but I knew where to turn.

Rom 8:28  And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.

I knew who had the answers, who could tell me the truth.  Where I would get rest and peace.  Whom I could trust with my future.

Heb 4:13  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

God knows the hearts of us all and only God. He knows our motives and our thoughts for everything we do, or not do.  We can trust Him to help us and then lead us in the right direction.

Heb 4:14  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 
Heb 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 
Heb 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and  find grace to help in time of need. 

Jesus came to save and help sinners. I am so glad that God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit has not laid before me my sins, but come to my aid every time I was up in that tree. That He knows my heart, and still makes intercession for me.  How great a salvation we have.




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