Wednesday, December 1, 2010

God Promises the Way - December 1, 2010

Genesis 3:15 (New Century Version)
15 I will make you and the woman enemies to each other. Your descendants and her descendants will be enemies. One of her descendants will crush your head, and you will bite his heel."

For a long time he had wanted to make trouble for God. He wanted revenge. He and his friends had been thrown out of heaven, and now he was going to get even. Why shouldn't he? God had made him who he was; He had made him beautiful! Just because he sought to take his "rightful" place above the One who created him, he had been thrown out along with a third of the other angels. Now was his chance really hurt God. He would lead that which God so loved away from God. He would deceive and destroy the "apple of God's eye". He would lead the man and woman to their destruction.

Problem was though, God was ready for him. Satan had long created his mischief and this was no different. Yes it would take more time; yes He would have to make the biggest sacrifice He would ever have to make, but to Him they were worth it. He would make the way for the man and the woman to come back to Him, love Him with their entire beings. He would redeem everything that Satan had tried to destroy, so that they could spend eternity in His tender care.

Now we look foward and celebrate "the coming" of the one who would change it all; the one that would bring back the "apple of God's eye". Is this a time of year when you feel helpless and lost? Do you long for a way to start all over again, to be redeemed to God and be able to have a relationship with Him? Long ago, at the beginning of it all, God promised the way. His coming was announced by angels, and He longs for you to seek him. Jesus Christ is coming; are you ready to receive him?

Galatians 4:4-5 (New King James Version)
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

Follow me on my Advent journey as I travel the path that God has prepared for us back to Himself. Follow the path of "the coming" of our Lord and Savior Jesus.

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