Friday, December 03, 2010
It was for freedom that we were set free in Christ. Think about that. We can be free from guilt and condemnation for there is none of that when we are in Christ. Our slate is washed clean. I was thinking the other day about the stains that tears leave on us. Anyone who has a white dog whose eyes drip are well aware of the brown stain left on the fur. There are a lot of temporary fixes to make the fur white again. We also have the stain of tears on our life from regrets, pain, grief, you name it. He has given to us a robe that is white as snow, washed in the blood of Jesus Christ. We shall be whiter than white. through nothing great that we have done or deserved. Out of his love for us, he has washed away the tears. I was also thinking about the phrase joy to the world. Joy is more than an emotion. Joy is much deeper. We an take pleasure in others, but pure joy radiates deep within us and last far longer than a single moment. So this Christmas I wish you all freedom from what ever holds you back and joy unspeakable. May you think of all Jesus has done for you as the snow falls, white and clean. For some of us in the Southwest we may have to dig deep for that one!