Monday, November 17, 2014

Home Repairs That Never End

Years ago my sister showed me some renovations done to her master bedroom and bathroom.  I remember she said she was glad that they had the work hired to be done instead of doing it themselves.  Her reason for this was that "home repairs are never really finished."

She was correct.  I have noticed every home project I have ever ventured into seems to have some lingering detail which never commands attention enough to get it completed.  They never seem to be, well, finished.

I am so glad the same can't be said for the renovation project the Lord Jesus Christ started with our redemption.  He chose to leave the glories of heaven, to leave the presence of His Father.  He chose to be born as a helpless baby in a humble manger.  He lived a life as a carpenter.

He also lived a sinless life.  Can any of us truly comprehend this. . .a completely sinless life?  Not a wrong deed, not a wrong thought ever in thirty-three years.

He died on a brutal cross, forsaken by man, forsaken by His God.  In the end He cried out, "It is finished!"

And it was.  Finished. . .totally and completely.  Not the slightest, tiniest detail left undone.  It was a perfect sacrifice made by a perfect Man.

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name:  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."     Philippians 2:5-11

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