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I.D.E.N.T.I.T.Y.

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1 Peter 2

I WAS BORN

Without an identity.

At least, not with a good one.

I was once a nobody,

Living trapped in a state of moral corruption.

I was hated.

Insincerity and deceit surrounded me,

and I had adapted.

But then, God . . .

Out of that mire

and out of Darkness,

God rescued me.

He traded His divine robes for human flesh

He left His glorious throne room,

–an always-pristine, heavenly home–

and ran to earth in search of me.

He let it happen.

Allowed the corruption,

hate and deceit

to break His body

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But . . . why?

So He could completely and irreversibly

free me from my inescapable, black pit of doom.

He stamped me

with His passionate affection.

Upon me, He placed His spotless robes.

He called me by name

made me part of a chosen people,

a royal priest

a royal nation

devoted to love

Serve an invincible,

unparalleled,

peerless

Living God.

Oh, this God of love . . .!

He pours out on me undeserved mercy,

His perfect light casts out all my darkness

How could I not praise this God?

The perfect Creator Himself

reached down into imperfection

and made me new again.

He fathers me with love,

A love so great and secure that . . .

even after I make a mess of my life,

I can’t help but run back to Him.

Only in His presence do I escape fear.

I know no fear

In all His unrivaled power and omniscience,

He is yet faithful and patient with me in all I do.

IS THERE A GREATER LOVE THAN THIS?

The Way of the Embattled Spirit

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2 Responses to “I.D.E.N.T.I.T.Y.”

  1. Just beautiful. Thank you.

  2. J.A.Marx says:

    Thank you, Phee, for dropping by.

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