Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Redemption~day 2


As I stated yesterday, God knew we would need redemption before He created Adam.  It thrills my heart to know that my loving Father knew I would make mistakes and poor choices, yet He created me regardless. 

As I read and studied Genesis 2:7 my heart was amazed by God.  Picture with me a dusty ground.  What comes to mind as you imagine it?  I smell dirt and can feel the heat rising from the ground.  I can even feel the wind blow some up on my body.  Our awesome Father created us with the finest of details from the dust on the ground.  Our bodies are so complicated and each part serves a purpose.  Think about your organs, vessels, and arteries.  Feel your body breath in and out.  Think of your brain and all it does and can do.  Can you imagine thinking of every detail and working them together as our God did?  God did it, and did it perfectly.  Nothing is difficult for Him.  He gave me breath, yet it is taken from me when I think about how wonderful and loving He is.  

As I was reading through various books regarding God's creation, I was struck by something that Matthew Henry mentioned in his commentary.  In John 9:1-7 Jesus and His disciples come upon a blind man.  John 9:6-7 says:

6  After He said these things He spit on the ground, made some mud from saliva, and spread some mud on his eyes.

7  "Go," He told him, "wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means "Sent").  So he left, washed, and came back seeing. 

Mr. Henry stated, "When our Lord Jesus anointed the blind man's eyes with clay perhaps He imitated that it was He who at first formed man out of clay."

Mr. Henry's thoughts continue with the next verses.

John 20:21-22
21  Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you!  As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."

22  After saying this, He breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit."

Mr. Henry said, "...and when He breathed on His disciples, saying receive the Holy Ghost, He imitated that it was He who first breathed into the man's nostrils the breath of life."

Jesus begins a life and will rescue that very life when called upon.  Our lives are not mere accidents.  We are very much planned and desired.  "He that made the soul is very much able to make it new" (Matthew Henry).  Oh, yes he can and does, my friend. 

Thank you sweet Jesus for being so loving to your children.  Thank you for reaching down and picking us up every time we call for you.  You are worthy of our praise. 

May you hold your head high and know that you are loved and treasured.



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7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness- I love what Mr. Henry said!! I never thought of it that way! It truly is amazing how He created us. <3

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  2. Hey, Marci! I am so excited that I am finally able to see your blog. Every time I have clicked on your name when you wrote me an endearing comment, I could only see your google+ page with no link to your blog on it. For some reason, I was taken to your blogger account today. Thank you so much for finding me and always offering such kind and encouraging words. I can't wait to follow along and read more!

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    1. I didn't know I was a no reply blogger until the other day. I wonder if that is what was going on? I'm glad you were able to see my blog today. I really enjoy reading yours and I continue to pray for the little guy you posted about with the brain tumor. May God protect his sweet body and surround his family with love and peace. I am praying for everyone to be amazed by God's miracles. Acts 3:11-16

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  3. Oh I love Matthew Henry! He always manages to open my eyes to the complexities of the scripture! God took us from dust and breaths His love over us each day. Somehow I manage to forget where I came from and try to pretend like my strength got me to where I am...thank the Lord for His grace to wash my blind eyes!

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  4. Beautiful post, Marci. Beautiful reminder of the faithfulness of our God and His love for us. I needed to hear that right at this moment.
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  5. This is a precious and wonderful reminder of God's great love for us - what a joy and blessing! How thankful I am for God's grace and mercy. Thank you for today's post.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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