I love it when my intimate Savior reminds me of His great love for me. I must admit that He is very creative with His reminders. I am grateful that I have a heart that’s tuned in to how the everyday, mundane things in life point me back to Him. Recently, I picked my clothes up from the drycleaners and was reminded that my debt has been paid in full. You see, when my bill was paid, the cashier pushed my bill down over a nail hammered in to a wooden or metal base. It was a great reminder to me that my Savior was pierced with nails to pay the penalty for my sins. My debt is paid in full.
I love participating in the sacrament of Holy Communion, both serving it and partaking of it. I am humbled to sit in the presence of God with His people and remember what His love for me cost Him. I am humbled yet again ‘as oft as I remember’ this extravagant love. No one else loves me like this. No one. One time, as I celebrated this remembrance, I accepted the cup that represented His blood shed for me. It spilled on me. I looked down and it had ‘sprinkled’ on my white shirt! In that moment, it reminded me of 1 Peter 1:2. In this passage of Scripture, Peter addressed God’s Elect (who had been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by His blood.) I am once again reminded that the sanctifying work of the Spirit is directed toward salvation. This Easter, let’s draw near to the cross whereby we are sprinkled with His cleansing, saving, power-filled blood.
I am wondering if you are attuned to the reminders God gives us about His great love for us? They are everywhere. Can you see them? This Easter season presents yet another opportunity to look for Christ in the ordinary. In the mundane. His Presence is always with us. Can you sense it? Dear one, listen for His voice. He’s speaking. Do you hear it?
+What does it mean to know that Christ’s body was pierced for your sins?
+How does the everyday, mundane things of this life look different in light of this truth?
Through The Looking Glass:
+Where have you seen Christ in the ordinary today?