Friday, February 25, 2011
Today at the Cafe: At the Cross
Do we not grasp why we can meet one another, even when our differences so deeply, even profoundly divide us? It's not the work we have done or will do that brings us together, nor what we have in common or in our strength, no, no - it is in our weaknesses that we come together. Who inherits the earth?
We meet together not on our own merits or the rightness of our cause, but because of what is all ready been accomplished by the amazing work of Jesus, risen. No, nothing, nothing, nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord, neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers. That is why we can meet in hope with one another and know without a doubt that God is present, that He is at work, that His unfailing love and mercy crys out from every rock. We stand together in faith, not because we are right but because we are forgiven.