Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Slow Fade

There is much to be said for the lives we live. They are intermingled with right and wrong, truth and error. What was once black and white becomes shades of grey.

Does God see this and find us wanting for living mediocre lives? Does He wonder why we are lackluster in our zest to honor Him with our daily activities? Is He sad that the choices we make are so powerless and faithless when we daily claim Him as our God (the omnipotent God we say He is)?

I say no! He is not disappointed in our inability to walk the straight and narrow. He is not questioning His own sanity for letting such a powerless generation live. We are the sheep of His flock, but we look like hell. Tattered and torn as life's wolves has snapped and ripped at us. He is not!

I repeat, He is not disappointed, because He is our loving Father who knows our hearts from before our days and He knows our ways and He knew us on the Cross of Calvary. It was for days like these and ways like these that He suffered and died. He is the Shepherd, and we are the weak. He is God, and we are mere mortals that need Him so. His desire is that not one go lost, yes, not one who is in His fold.

The Shepherd doesn't blame the sheep for leaving the fold. None who He shepherds over will go lost. If the wolves gets hold of them, it is He who protects. It is He who is the One, the chosen One to stand in the breach, and it was He who did it 2000 years ago. He knows my ways before I go, and He will not let me fall away.

Though my days may be dark, it is when they are the darkest that light reveals itself the clearest. All the darkness in the world can not erase the light of one candle, so how could the powerless sin in my life erase the Light of the world. Never I tell you, because He SAVES and we are the saved. Trust in your Redeemer always, even when your resistance crumbles; trust that at the end of it all, it is He who will pull you out of the pit to take you back home.

For God so loved the world that He gave Himself for its salvation, so that anyone who trusts in Him will not go lost.

This video does not make my point except that the fruitless lives we live is a slow fade. We don't lose our way in a moment and when we see our distance traveled from the Father's will we are not lost, because the Shepherd knows exactly where we are. He will guide us back when we want to fade no-more. We are His and there is no-way He'll let us go when we want to be in His arms. The price He paid was too high to not seek its reward. No-one buys a jewel for a great price and then discards it. Neither will He!