CHRIST DOES EVERYTHING
“…Every person the Father gives me eventually comes running to me [JESUS]. And once that person is with me, I hold on and don’t let go….” (John 6:35-38 MSG, brackets mine).
FATHER, You call me into fellowship with JESUS (1 Cor 1:9). And JESUS employs Himself to my aid. He enriches me in every way in all speech and all knowledge (1 Cor 1:5). He maintains me with gifts while I wait for His physical appearance again (1 Cor 1:7). He also sustains me until the end, guiltless (1 Cor 1:8). He is my all.
“…the Father has given all power to the Son, that by his hand he may govern, cherish, sustain us, keep us under his guardianship and give assistance to us. Thus, while we wander far as pilgrims from God, Christ interposes, that he may gradually bring us to full communion with God” John Calvin (ref#113, p321).
“…we have a double need: on the one hand cleansing from defilement, and on the other a new heart with new desires and aspirations….For Christ died to make us clean, and by the inward working of his Holy Spirit he can make us new” John Stott (ref#258, p78-79).
“…many ways Jesus loves his own…visiting them with his gracious presence, instructing and guiding them by his Word and Spirit, preserving them in his providence, strengthening them by his grace, comforting them with his love, and maturing them for his eternal glory” Charles Ross (ref#241, p19).
CHRIST constantly pulls me out of the God-ignoring flames of this earth. He doesn’t just help me stand every once in a while when I think I need help but constantly rescues me. O FATHER, I am so thankful.
“…Christ has entered…into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf”(Heb 9:24 ESV).