Friday, April 18, 2014

Torn


The curtain was torn, and what looked like crushing defeat was victory in the making. There are no chains that can hold us, no bars that can keep us. Our life is hidden now in Christ, always, and we don't get to decide who is worthy. His death paid for each of us - individually and intentionally.

His feet were blistered from walking among us; bloody and broken from carrying the weight of our humanity past the gates of eternity.

The veil was torn. We don't get to decide who is worthy of our time, our resources, our love.

There is nothing now that divides us, no separation between us. If we believe otherwise, we're not looking closely enough. If we believe otherwise, we don't really believe it was finished.


"If there is a fundamental challenge, it is simply to change our lurking suspicion that some lives matter less than other lives."  Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle

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    1. Grateful for you, B. You're such an encouragement, always.
      Have a love-soaked weekend!!

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  2. Punch to the gut! SO thankful that HIS "God-ness" is not dependent on me!

    (That was a REALLY great book. I not only enjoyed it but found it to be eye opening and challenging!)

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    1. One of my very favorites in all the land. Glad you liked it, too!

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  3. This is so powerful. I want to read this book.

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  4. I just wrote the quote down.....I must now read the book. ~g~ox

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  5. Thank you for reminding us all that we are ALL equals in the eyes of God. I see so much judgment and dismissal of the "other" and I know that for me it can come from fear of the unknown. But we are all in this together and we are all worthy. Thank you.

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  6. This is what I finally began to truly understand in the past 7 years:

    "If there is a fundamental challenge, it is simply to change our lurking suspicion that some lives matter less than other lives."

    That's it. My life is no more important than a person in North Korea or Compton. No more or less valuable than a dog's life or a horse. We all matter. When I finally felt that resonate with me, my life began to change.

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  7. Powerful truth.
    This post lights my soul up in the BEST ways.
    It IS finished. He died for EVERYONE.

    We don't get to think that some lives matter less than others.
    We don't get to judge or make labels for people or think we have all the answers figured out.

    Praise JESUS, it is finished!

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