Thursday, June 26, 2008

digging in the mud; delighting in the Lord

"for my people have done two evil things: they have abandoned me--the fountain of Living Water. And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all!" Jeremiah 2:13

what a trade, huh? terrible compromise. Read this verse this morning and was thinking about the Gospel story. Free grace to us; repentance and obedience; justified sin; joy forevermore...

i have moments when I feel like i cannot rightly explain or express the gospel story. I can't tell if it is because I don't rightly understand my sin at that moment or if it is because grace is still so profound a mystery. There will always be mystery in the salvation story. sometimes i think i try to demand the mystery out in order to have a good plan of salvation to share with others....

i long for ears to hear and eyes to see the Gospel proclamation aright: the deep mystery and the glorious revelation. i pray to understand sin better so to understand grace deeper. Perhaps it isn't even an understanding I desire but an even deeper love and appreciation.

Teach us to drink deeply of you, our Fount! May we find ourselves delighted to be complete and whole in you.

1 comment:

By Grace, Through Faith said...

nice verse. i just red your myspace thing about your blog. i still cant figure out how to find friends on here. oh well. mine is called humbledandsaved.blogspot... i havent written much seeing how i dont have the internet. you have written lots of good things on yours. can you tell me how to find my friends on here? hope all is well, later, jonny, oh ya, this is jonny puffer by the way.