Thursday, December 16, 2010
Who Can? God Can!
Leonard Ravenhill (1907–1994), a British evangelist, once said, “The greatest miracle God can do today is take an unholy man out of an unholy world, make that man holy, then put him back into that unholy world and keep him holy in it.” After I read this today I began to think about my life and the CHURCH. This is exactly what God does for us as the church and as individuals.
When we find ourselves overwhelmed, down and out, forgotten, lonely & hopeless we ask ourselves how can we get out, who can help us. Well God can and God will if we allow God to do so! I find strength in the words of Leonard Ravenhill, but I find even more comfort in the words of the Apostle Paul found in 2nd Corinthians 5:16-20
16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view,* we know him no longer in that way. 17So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 18All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; 19that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself,* not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. 20So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
Who can? God can change loneliness into happiness, sickness into healing, brokenness into wholeness. Who can? God can! Try God our for yourself, be made new!
Holy Spirit we pray that you would work through us in our lives and situations. Help us to be the new creation of God! Amen.
Be Well, P.J.