April 19, 2011Read Romans 5
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.- Romans 5:8
Where do you keep your pictures? I’m not talking about fun, random, cell phone snaps or Facebook profile images. I’m talking about the special ones – those worthy of a frame. That’s where we need to start…the mantle of your heart.
You know, we’ve all heard the statement that if God had a mantle, your picture would be on it. And while I love knowing that, I wonder what you and I would look like? At first, that might sound a bit weird, awkward or even irrelevant. I suppose it would if we were talking about the body, but God sees our hearts. And like we’ve said many times, life is not about the body and our bodies - these frames - will most certainly not last heaven.
But if anyone knows our bodies, what they’re capable of, and most importantly, how healthy they were intended to be on earth, it’s Him. So I guess you could say, we’re just pictures of grace; souls He saw worthy of a frame.
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