THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
W. Paul Jones tells of a woman who shared her memory of childhood as a polio victim.
"When my mother left me in Sunday School, I always asked to wear her locket.
She thought I liked the locket. That wasn't it at all.
I knew I wasn't worth coming back for, but I also knew that she would come back for that locket."
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Think, Christian, upon those words "MADE us to be ACCEPTED in the Beloved!"
Sometimes, we Christians tend to think of our acceptance in relation to our present experience.
When we are doing well, and our hopes are bright, we feel good about our acceptance.
When we are not doing well, and our hopes are dashed, we doubt our acceptance.
Isn't it wonderful to know that Christians, born under the blood of Christ, are ACCEPTED!?
Our feelings of "highs" do not make us more accepted.
And, our feelings of "lows" do not make us less accepted.
In HIM we are accepted!
In CHRIST - the "BELOVED!"
In Him we are objects of God's divine grace, divine love, and divine redemption.
Yes, we are sinners. And if we focus upon our sins, we shall certainly feel ashamed and rejected.
But our focus should be on CHRIST - the "BELOVED!"
He never changes!
His love is always the same.
God has "MADE" it so, and He will never unmake it!
Wear the blood of Christ upon your heart always.
It means divine redemption.
And "for the glory of His grace" he shall surely return for that!