Thursday, December 18, 2008

In Our Defense

But if anyone does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense.
- 1 John 2:1

Alright, so... first off to understand how incredible all of this is we need to understand what it means when we sin. Right, we did something bad that we shouldn't have done. Not only that, but sin is a DIRECT offense toward God! We are basically punching God in the face when we sin. Second understand that this person who speaks in our defense is Jesus. Jesus is not only God's son, but Jesus IS GOD! So we are punching God/Jesus in the face and Jesus (God's son/God himself) goes to the Father and says, hey... lets forgive that person. If someone punched our best friend, our sibling, our mom, our dad, anyone we had friendly relations with, in the face we would most likely NOT be very quick to forgive. But when we punch God in the face, His beloved Son says, "Hey Dad, forget about that... just forgive them" WOW! Why would he do that? I just punched his Dad in the face! I just punched HIM in the face! But he wants to forgive me! WHOA! Intense stuff.

I hope I explained this well. I feel like maybe it was a bit confusing. Just know, that the fact that Christ does this is the greatest gift ever given!

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