GodReflection: The Ultimate IN Sider.
Newsflash—life is hard. My toolbox not only has limited tools but seems there are few broken pieces they can fix. Sometime the tool may work but I don’t have the skill for proper use. I need help.
Haven’t you wished that the perfect 24/7 helpline was always available? With each answer of the phone, you could fill confident your problem is now in capable hands.
What if you were a Queen’s, King’s, President’s, or Prime Minister’s loved child or an intimate friend? Wouldn’t that give you immediate solutions when life sends big problems in our direction?
That’s the type of inside help we human types would love to have on our speed dial. Now, let’s raise our hopes and dreams another notch. Can you imagine if we had inside access to the Creator of the universe? The one who spoke it all into existence. The one who graciously supplies my next breath and my next heartbeat?
In this series of posts the apostle Paul, the once persecutor of Jesus, repeatedly shares with us advantage upon advantage of our inside position in Christ.
Stroke after stroke of his pen and example upon example of the power of Jesus, it just keeps getting better and better. By the time he pens the third chapter of his letter to the Ephesian Christians and to us he hits another climax, In Christ we have bold and confident access to God through faith in him. So, then I ask you not to be discouraged. . . (Ephesians 3:12-13).
Can we hear what he says? We, you, and I have In Christ inside access to the Creator of the universe. Our reality is we do in fact have the one who spoke it all into existence on our speed dial. The one who graciously supplies my next breath and my next heartbeat, always answers when I call. It is secret access he reveals to us In Christ (Ephesians 3:8-12).
My mind drifts back to a hymn sung by choral groups some years ago. We should have sung it more often in our churches and certainly should let its words express our thankfulness for the inside 24/7 access we have to the creator of the universe due to our grace given position In Christ.
The late hymn writer and composer Austris Whithol penned these words one day in California where he made his home for the greater part of his life after arrival as an immigrant from Russia.
My God and I go in the fields together, we walk and talk as good friends should and do. We clasp our hands, our voices ring with laughter. My God and I walk through the meadow’s hue We clasp our hands, our voices ring with laughter My God and I walk through the meadow’s hue.
He tells me of the years that went before me, when heavenly plans were made for me to be. When all was but a dream of dim reflection To come to life, earth’s verdant glory see. When all was but a dream of dim reflection To come to life, earth’s verdant glory see.
My God and I will go for aye together, we’ll walk and talk just as good friends do. This earth will pass, and with it common trifles, but God and I will go unendingly. This earth will pass, and with it common trifles, but God and I will go unendingly.
I know little about the life of Mister Whithol, but the words and melody he wrote in 1935 catch the spirit of Paul’s thematic message. In Christ I become an insider with 24/7 Access to the creator of the universe.
There is no greater place to reside. We can do no better than that. Let’s join In Christ as ultimate insiders.
Dr. Gary J. Sorrells
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Gari, thank you for yet another excellent encouraging message on who God is and how we should relate with him. May he continue blessing you and using you to encourage all of us to live and relate better with him.