Can’t Turn Your Ankle at the Foot of the Cross

 

I love love love how God always keeps the ground level at the foot of the cross…

 

We are all infected and impure with sin.

 

When we display our righteous deeds,

 

they are nothing but filthy rags.

 

Like autumn leaves,

 

we wither and fall,

 

and our sins sweep us away like the wind.

Isaiah 64:6

 

What a relief.

 

There’s not a single thing I can do that’ll make God love me any more, but thankfully, the inverse is just as true: there’s nothing I can do that’ll make him love me any less.

 

So, praise His holy name, He provides redemption and offers the miracle beginnings of new creation every single minute—of every single hour—of every single day…to every single one of us.

 

Therefore,

 

if anyone is in Christ,

 

he is a new creation.

 

The old has passed away;

 

behold,

 

the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

 

And something else I love about the whole thing: it’s a private deal between me and God (and yes, I know that grammatically speaking, it’s “God and I”; but, as I told a good friend, “me and God” sounds warmer to me)

 

AND the transaction puts me in line for my next truly-out-of-this-world-transformed new beginning.

 

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