Do you ever marvel at the salvation offered to us through Jesus? I hope so. That’s where I find myself today.
A plan of redemption unfolded and it wasn’t a far-off, unengaged plan. It was in-your-face, where-you-live. He had always identified as Emmanuel, God with us; but this was the ultimate expression of this.
But Jesus could not complete this divinely masterminded by simply walking and living among us. He completely submitted Himself to the will of the Father and did nothing apart from His Father. Without that unity, we wouldn’t have seen the Father’s wisdom, love, compassion, and healing.
Without intimacy there would be no salvation.
You were saved through intimacy and you were saved for intimacy. God with us took on new meaning once again when He came to live within all who believe. He sent the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to lead and guide us into all truth.
Jesus’ high priestly prayer comes to mind,
“I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one.I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began! –John 17:22-24
Unity. God with us. “I want them to be with me where I am.” Your salvation is not reserved for a day in the future when you shed your mortal body. He has made the way for you to be with Him–fellowship and intimacy.
Our Deliverer, You are Savior
In Your presence, we find our strength
Over everything, our redemption
God with us, You are God with us
“God with us” by All Sons and Daughters
How about you? Do you marvel at salvation? How are you experiencing God with us?
Whispers and Shouts #40.
…a short burst of inspiration of what God is speaking to me, a prayer, a quote, a song, or whatever else.
I believe in the value of others in this journey of life and faith, and I want to connect with other people, connect others in real ways, and connect everyone I come across to Him. I have a beautiful wife, Andrea, and four wonderful children (and we are also a foster family). I was formerly lead pastor of Breakthrough Church in Juneau, AK, but now live in Oklahoma working with Family of Faith College in developing a worship pastor degree program. I also run a website development company called Spark2Flame where I help others reach their full potential online.