Jesus Makes Us Acceptable to God
“God took the sinless Christ and poured into Him our sins. Then, in exchange, He poured God’s goodness into us!” (2 Corinthians 5:21 LB)
RAMBLINGS from Lacy’s dad – Our daughter is a hoot. The girl never bores me with all the things going on around the house. She always seems to be singing, playing a musical instrument, or cooking something for herself, or her brothers.
The other night Kris found an old egg cooker in one of our boxes downstairs. Evan immediately fell in love with it cooking eggs almost every day since then. Kris pointed out to me that he cooks our blue eggs first, leaving our brown eggs for Lacy. I said, “Huh?…” Kris went on to explain to me that it seems Lacy is prejudiced against our hen who lays blue eggs. She will be the first to tell you the brown eggs are incredibly delicious, but the blue eggs she wants no part of.
I just walked out to the chicken coop and gathered the eggs. There were four brown ones and a single blue one. All had been laid in the same dirty nest, and had some chicken poop on them. The funny thing is if you crack the eggs open and put them side by side, they look the same on the inside. They both bear the most beautiful yellow yokes. I am sure there’s a sermon there somewhere.
We are all kinda like those eggs I gathered today. We are dirty from the effects of living in this world. We are all made the same way on the inside, with hearts that are prone to our sin nature. Some of us might not be “as dirty” as others, but we are all dirty. And with that dirtiness, we are banished to death and hell because a just and righteous God, can’t have us in His presence.
Thankfully, Jesus stepped in and took our place when we were sentenced to death. He was willing to die for any and all who would let Him die in their place. They only need to except His death for them, like you would have to accept any gift. The Bible tells us that “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have past away, behold all things are new.”
I am so glad when God looks down on those of us who follow Christ, He no longer see’s our sin. He see’s a new creation, covered in the redeeming blood of His Son….
For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV)