History itself is a testament to the King of the Cross.
BC – Before Christ & AD – After Death. A.D. is a Latin abbreviation for Anno Domini meaning ‘in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ” All of history is either before or after this one day.
AD –VENT – means to PROCLAIM HIS COMING – this One who would die and rise again –
He is THE COMING ONE .
His birth & His coming – all for that one day of suffering.
Where God would forever be with us in our suffering -never leaving us alone.
When life is overwhelming and you feel you might be drowning, how does He appear?
Flooded with overwhelming wave, the kind that crashes upon and up in your face- making it hard to breath. I am understanding the wave happens when I try to swim along in life alone. When I don’t know what to do. I begin to work harder wearing my limbs and lungs out-treading water. Sometimes, I forget the life boat is right next to me. If I would only grab a hold – He is always there, my Ark of salvation, in the midst of the waves. I think He feels much in a way as we do. If we are called on for help we reach and lift up like Peter calling on Jesus as he sank. How do you help one who doesn’t not call? Its not easy to grab hold of a flailing wild one …. like me…like you. But when we speak simple words –Papa….Abba….Help! He scoops us up in arms of love. To think of the One who is called the suffering King. He who cries with me. He who walks with me and talks with me even when I am deaf and dumb. He who cries with me even though I can’t see Him. He never leaves me or forsakes me. Only by faith, I know this – I feel His tears crying with me. Then when the flood of tears are done He brings His favor by writing goodness from the pain on the pages of my life.
Journal this or at least ponder and bring your thoughts to God:
How are you flailing about trying to do it all on your own? Where do you need to speak the simple words “Papa Help me” and call out to the one who saves?
All is grace,