”knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.”
”He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
Lately I have found myself in twisted situations. Messages that are not only words but with a mix of words and a hidden meaning expressed through body language and things “I’m just supposed to understand” often become quite bizarre for me even though everyone else understands. Well known rules are ignored and relationships that should be solid splits in pieces. Truth becomes lies and things I have done and written myself is said to be something I misunderstand. In this chaotic inferno truth is quite obvious. The truth is that I don’t understand anything and that I have never had any control at all. Truth is scary and liberating.
I thought that decisions and situations I encounter could be understood and dealt with through sharing, collecting knowledge and finding strategies. Now I know I am utterly powerless. What I find interesting is that we all are in the same state – powerless and that we are afraid of loosing that feeling of power, of being in control. The day you and I meet Jesus for the first time, acknowledge that He is the truth and receive him is the day he lifts of the veil. Together with him he lets us start a journey into all he has accomplished for us. I am not a thing he moves in and out from his presence depending on what I do and don’t do. He has bought you and me back to the one we were created to belong to.
He did that without having a discussion with us about it. It was his decision, his fight, his death and his victory that bought freedom for us so that we have a choice to return or not. The option to receive or reject what he has done for us is actually the only choice we have power over making. All other choices includes factors I don’t know the outcome of even if they are true, sincere and right.