Hello and Happy Sunday!
As I tried to think of something to focus on for this Sunday, all I could think about (again- it’s been happening a lot lately) is God’s Holiness. It’s a hard contrast between the love of One Who created everything from the biggest galaxy to the smallest cell, and yet He still takes notice of us, cares about us and even helps us. One who is absolutely mind reeling pure, perfect, righteous, holy…
Moses, considered a friend of God, couldn’t even look at God until God walked past him as he was tucked away into the cleft of the mountain- and yet still, when he came down to the Israelites, they begged him to put a veil over his face because the shekinah glory radiating from him was too much for them to bear.
For those chosen to witness the transfiguration of Jesus on the mount, Peter, James, and John marvelled at the purity of Jesus in His pre-existent Glory, but when they heard God speak, they fell paralyzed with fear.
The Psalmist writes, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
When God replies to Job, we are reminded of God’s “greatness” (even that is not a word that does Him justice)
It’s so hard for me to wrap my little mind around the Holiness of God. The only thing that comes close makes me want to bury myself into the dirt where I belong, filthy rags and all, but then I think of the love of Him, so immeasurable, that other mind blowing part that my rags have been washed clean by the Lamb who died for my transgressions. That God no longer sees the filth and vileness of what I am, but the blood of His precious Son.
Oh Lord that we would always remember Who You are, and who we are, and ever be so incredibly grateful that in spite of Who You are, and who we are, that You Love all of Your creation, including us. That You aren’t willing for any to perish, but be brought back into reconciliation with You through Your Precious Son, Jesus. Pure, spotless, and so Holy… so worthy.
Have a blessed and beautiful Sunday all. And please share your church message with us if it’s available.