Monday Matters-November 9, 2020
Everyday God IS Alive
And although this world isn’t our home, God is here with us, living and actively concerned for our joy and well-being. Our well-being is compromised when we let the world’s worries and certain individuals become our enemies. I like how Timothy Keller explains it, “Most people love those who love them, yet God loves and seeks even people who are His enemies. God is good and loving, He cannot tolerate evil and while we were yet sinners He came for us.
The opposite of love is not anger, but indifference. “The more you love your son, the more you hate in him the liar, the drunkard, the traitor,” (E. Gifford). To imagine God’s situation, imagine a judge who also is a father, who sits at the trial of his guilty son. He knows his son deserves the punishment and as Judge He cannot let the crime go unpunished and so He offers his child a way out. Admit the wrong and accept the Judge’s pardon, or ignore the Judge’s offer and suffer the punishment. Jesus is the pardon, but only if accepted—Everyday.